Beyond the Pill: Non-Opioid Care for Chronic Pain

Bottom Line:  If you’re dealing with chronic pain, now is the time to tackle it naturally.  But how do you deal with chronic pain without using opioid pain medication? Are opioid alternatives for pain management effective?  Allow us to answer that with a resounding YES! One of the problems with pain medications is that they […]

Opiates vs. Opioids: What’s the Difference?

Bottom Line:  Opiates vs. opioids – while they come from different sources, they are similar in a very specific way.  Both opioids and opiates have caused millions of people looking for pain relief to enter a cycle of addiction.  And the truth is that many of the people who are currently addicted to opioids weren’t […]

The Chronic Pain Crisis is the Opioid Crisis

Bottom Line:  For decades, opioids were marketed as a “safer” alternative to treat chronic pain.  And as the number of people seeking care for chronic pain began to rise, so did the number of people fill prescriptions for highly addictive opioids.  If you’ve ever wondered “What is the opioid crisis?” – that’s the simple answer. […]

The Opioid Crisis: How Did We End Up Here?

Bottom Line:  If you make it a habit to watch the news, you’ve probably wondered on more than one occasion “How did the opioid crisis start?” Well, the answer might surprise you.  About 30 years ago, there was a fundamental shift in medicine regarding how pain was understood and treated.  The number of people with […]