“Ouch!” Maybe you were pulling some weeds in the garden, unloading the groceries, or picking up your child out of the car’s child seat. Or maybe you just woke up one morning in pain and couldn’t move your neck or back. You’ve injured yourself and need treatment.
By now you must have heard about the growing drug crisis in the United States on what the Center for Disease Control (CDC) is calling “the worst drug epidemic in history.” Painkillers are being prescribed, ingested, and abused at a frightening rate with opiod-related deaths reaching an annual 17,000 per year and rising, and hospitalizations due to opiod addiction quadrupling from 2007-2010. One of the main issues is the lack of education and utilization of evidence-based alternative health care.