Americans use narcotics to treat pain more than any other country in the world. In fact, over 80 percent of the world’s opioid supply is transported to the United States and used to fulfill 300 million prescriptions each year. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that 46 people die each day from overdoses that involve narcotics. What’s so concerning about the rise in narcotic abuse is that most users are obtaining drugs from legal channels.
Orthopedic Care and Pain Relief
The overuse of narcotic drugs is forcing doctors to become more aware of how to identify red flags when patients request narcotics to manage pain. Understanding how often a particular patient requests a prescription or a refill, trying to bypass an exam, and not offering a meaningful explanation of the associated condition are all signs that help doctors prevent further abuse cases. At AICA Orthopedics, our medical staff has access to the Board of Pharmacy reporting system that allows our doctors to obtain a patient’s complete medical history. This allows us to see whether a patient has recently received a prescription from another doctor.
To treat accident injuries and chronic pain, our Atlanta Orthopedic Doctors rely on non-surgical solutions that do not contain adverse side effects. Our treatment solutions and injury recovery resources do not expose patients to any risks, nor do they have the potential to become addictive. Holistic solutions like physical therapy, spinal adjustments, and tissue massage all have the ability to relieve pain without causing other complications.
Managing Pain On Your Own
Orthopedic treatment for pain management is enhanced when complemented with daily exercise and stress-relief techniques. Maintaining a positive attitude and meditating or following through with some type of relaxation program are excellent for reducing anxiety and pain.
Contact AICA Orthopedics Before Considering Pain Killers or Narcotics
The health risks associated with narcotics are too great to ignore. If you experience chronic pain or recently sustained an injury and are desperate for relief, contact our office before requesting a prescription. Our Orthopedic Doctors can provide immediate pain relief without potentially compromising your long-term health. AICA Orthopedics is the community’s most experienced accident injury clinic and helps thousands of people throughout Atlanta overcome pain each year. If you are in pain, we can help you, too. Just dial (404) 855-2141 to speak with one of our friendly staff members.