Chronic Low Back Pain (LBP) pills that many doctors won’t recommend anymore

by / Thursday, 02 April 2015 /

Taking prescription painkillers to ease chronic conditions, like an achy back or headache, is not worth the risk, the American Academy of Neurology recommended in a recent official announcement.

Human PillsThese drugs, including Vicodin, OxyContin, and Percocet, are often prescribed for people being treated for cancer or following surgery or an injury. They’re very effective in managing pain, but carry substantial risks:

 

They’re addictive. Two-thirds of patients whowere given a 3-month prescription were still on the drugs 5 years later, according to a recent study from the University of Arkansas Medical Sciences. The drugs require larger doses over time to remain effective, making them particularly susceptible to overdose, and their abuse can increase the risk of non-prescription alternatives, including heroin.

 

They can be deadly. More than 100,000 people have died in the last 15 years from prescription opioids, the AAN reports.

If you want relief for chronic conditions–without the risk of developing a dangerous drug habit– ask your doctor about the Integrity Spinal Care System or Integrity’s Gel Support Brace.

Integrity Life Sciences delivers a multitude of orthotic treatment options to address one of the most costly systemic ailments in the world, chronic low back and neck pain.  The advanced solution begins with the Integrity Spinal Care Systems, non-surgical spinal decompression therapy systems engineered to provide pain relief for compressive and degenerative conditions of the spine. Specifically, conditions that may be treated include: neck pain and back pain associated with herniated discs, protruding discs, degenerative disc disease, posterior facet syndrome, and sciatica. It achieves these effects through decompression of intervertebral discs, that is, unloading due to distraction and positioning.

Additionally, Integrity offers the very effective Integrity Gel Support Brace. It is a lumbar support brace that is a fitting compliment to non-surgical spinal decompression therapy and was designed as an adjunct therapy for those suffering from back pain and with the back pain sufferer’s needs in mind. The Integrity Gel Support Brace can be used with or without Integrity’s non-surgical spinal decompression medical devices, and is an excellent treatment option for personal home use.

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