Wednesday, June 1, 2016
Killing our Heros One Pill at a Time
'...eight oxycodone tablets and several tranquilizers and muscle relaxants...' Read More Here
This reoccurring tragic story is not right and it is happening too often. As a country we need to admit the problem is real, admit that it is getting worst and not getting better.
Our heroes need more then just pain pills. One VA medical facility was nicknamed the Candy Store, because of how easy it was to get opiates and other pain medicines.
There must be a better way to help our heroes heal and recover without adding to the problem. Perhaps our medical community should unite with health practitioners whom provide drug-less methods of pain control. If a soldier is not prescribed natural healing procedures, such as chiropractic care, then they only know one way, opiates, and we are seeing the horrifying results.
As health care providers, let us one work together to help our men and women on and off the battlefield. Chiropractic care is one of many options for pain relief, such as acupuncture and physical therapy. Increasing the utilization of all available non-opiate treatments needs to be apart of the answer to the drug over dose epidemic in our armed forces. Let's get started! Dr. Press