Painkillers are an omnipresent reality of the modern world. Whether it is an uncomfortable tingle in your spine, a muscle injury, or mental health, it has almost become routine that patients are prescribed strong painkillers.
But what are the ramifications of these prescriptions on the overall wellbeing of the people who take them? Recent studies suggest there are vast drawbacks to taking these drugs which are oftentimes swept under the rug by the powerful pharmaceutical lobby.
The stats don’t lie
A study by University College London Hospital concluded that a sharp increase in the prescription of opioid drugs took place in recent years, despite warnings by medical experts that drugs could potentially become addictive when taken for longer periods of time. In fact, NHS research also affirms this, as their ‘figures show that one in eleven adults was prescribed potentially addictive drugs in the past year.’
This has had a catastrophic impact on how long patients rely on opiate-based painkillers, even after their prescription is over. Shockingly, this figure has increased by more than 60% in the last years, leading to long lasting drug dependencies and addictions that threaten the wellbeing and overall health of the patient. This problem is exacerbated by the fact that GP’s and doctors suffer from a chronic lack of viable alternatives to these painkillers. In the end, this leaves them little choice but to prescribe medication for short periods of time knowing that it could very well have devastating long term effects on the patient.
Fighting pain without drugs
This obviously brings us to the main issue – how can we fight pain without the use of these addictive drugs? What alternatives are available?
Well, recent innovation and medical research have led to the development of a fantastic new product called Pain Pod. It Is a revolutionary drug free, pain relief technology that uses the body’s natural bioelectrical system to influence and decrease pain levels and stimulate the recovery process. By imitating the body’s natural electrical microcurrent, Pain Pod can actually reduce inflammation and assist in pain relief, rather than simply seeking to block out the pain, which can actually worsen injuries in the long term.
For more information about this revolutionary new device, visit the Simply website.