The rise of substance abuse of person twelve years of age and older has been documented covering a decade of the years 1998 through 2008. A current government study discovers a 400% surge of the number of persons entering treatment for misusing pain medication. This study covers all genders, race, ethnic background, education and employment levels along with all regions in the country.
According to Reuters this climatic leap is greater than treatment admissions numbers for methamphetamine that doubled in number and marijuana which almost doubled. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) provided the figures. The SAMSHA states that over six million Americans who were admitted for abuse of medications in the prior month were surveyed. Misusing pain medication in 2008 in the United States was the second most usual type of illicit drug use.
The Christian Science Monitor reports authorities blame the insufficient number of monitoring programs along with persons in the United States heightened aversion to even tolerate the smallest amount of pain. This report provides emphasis the demand for regulations in a culture that has become more dependent even more stronger and addicting medications according to authorities. A lot of elements have combined to incite this volatile issue, like the insufficient observation of prescriptions not only among health practitioners to health practitioners but also pharmacies to pharmacies and in between the states. This has been acknowledge for years.
Chronic pain effects about 42% of persons in the United States. This pain ranges from migraines to head and neck to low back pain. Some prescription medications can become very addictive. Which in turn can cause the patient to become addictive. This can cause a rash of complications including doing anything for the prescription medication not limited to stealing and personal consequences as loss of family and friends not to mention the impact it can have on a persons health.
Currently there are numerous options for alternative treatments for chronic pain other than taking a prescription medication. Alternative treatments are far more healthier all the way around and do not cause addition problems. Below are a few alternative treatments available today.
Chiropractic care has been rated the first type of alternative treatment persons seek. Chiropractors treat a number of disease and conditions that cause pain. The treatments are dependent on the the type of pain. A complete health history and physical exam is done first before any treatments are given, other methods such as x-rays may be taken. Then a plan of treatment will be devised such as spinal manipulations. Research has shown chiropractic treatments are effective for pain especially some conditions such as headaches and back pain.
Acupuncture has been noted in effectiveness for chronic pain. The National Institute of Health has stated there is undeniable proof for acupuncture. Acupuncture treats numerous chronic pain conditions such as carpal tunnel, back pain and migraines.
Physical therapy concentrates on reducing the pain. This is done through passive or active therapies. Passive therapy can include stretching and pain relief exercises.
Massage therapy can help reduce chronic pain and relieve the tension caused by it. There are several types of massage that can be applied for chronic pain such as Swedish massage or Deep massage.
Below are some alternative practitioners in or around Detroit:
A & L Chiropractic Center
24281 Middle belt Road
Farming ton Hills
Associated Chiropractic Clinics
2151 East Jefferson Lower Level
Dr. Edward J. Kozlawski (chiropractic)
3407 Junction Avenue
15635 West 12 Mile Road Suite 110
Detroit Community Acupuncture
4100 Woodward Avenue
George Evans (acupuncture)
2950 East Jefferson Avenue
Henry Ford Medical Center
7800 West Outer Drive