Along with the aim of eliminating the pain and inflammation, painkillers also come with numerous adverse effects. Knowing their risks is crucial, and this is the first step to guarantee that you or your loved ones are not in danger.
Physical pain is mostly unavoidable. This type of pain is an issue that all individuals face in life. In the world of health care, painkillers are the most obvious example of solutions that not only fail to deal with the problem, but also create new ones.
When it comes to relieving pain, painkillers quickly ease one’s suffering and is sometimes the only solution. However, people are all too often led to consider that medication is the only option for managing physical pain, when actually there are more other natural and safe ways to eliminate the excruciating discomfort.
Adverse Drug Reactions
Pain is a message from your body, and it is your body’s way of telling you that something is not going right there. It’s important to deal with the causes and sources of pain. The World Health Organization stated that ADR is “a response to a drug which is noxious and unintended, and which occurs at doses normally used”. For instance, if the person takes a painkiller medication to alleviate joint pain but inadvertently develops liver damage or stomach ulcer, that’s considered as an adverse drug reaction.
ADRs are the adverse effects that result from taking medications. The effects can range from allergic reactions such as rashes and dizziness, to organ damage in important areas such as the liver, stomach and kidneys. The most powerful painkillers involve steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and pain medicine derived from the opiate. They are highly regulated and require a doctor’s prescription to obtain. In addition, these types of painkillers can have serious side effects, not to mention how addicting they can be as well.
The Rise in the Use and the Abuse of Painkillers
NSAIDS or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, which include pills, are readily accessible by anyone and easy to find. In addition, their side effects are often overlooked as the consumers frequently assume that these medications pose no risks since they don’t require prescriptions to obtain. Holistic healthcare providers, like chiropractors, are alarmed with the rise in the use and abuse of NSAIDS.
Household items such as ibuprofen, aspirin and acetaminophen are some of the most common examples of NSAIDS. These drugs are common in every facility’s first aid kit box or household’s medicine cabinet. They serve as temporary aids for managing pain, making them a very useful medication. They make one’s life bearable for the short duration of throbbing episodes of pain and discomfort.
However, people forget that nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs are powerful, systemic medications that all involve side effects and will harm the body when not used as intended. Damage can occur when NSAIDS are used over extended periods or on a regular basis.
When it comes to managing pain, many people choose treat their pain with damaging medicines rather deal with the causes of the pain in a holistic way. This is the reason chiropractors want their patients and other people who are used to using NSAIDS to be informed the dangers and risks of prolonged painkiller usage and the probability of overdose.
The Effects of NSAIDS to Children and Elderly
In recent years, hospitals around the world have reported disturbing increases in painkiller overdoses. Some of the causes of this rise includes increased acceptance of over-the-counter pain medications, increased accessibility to this types of drugs, elevated marketing of painkillers and NSAIDS to an uninformed public as well as inattentiveness by the public and consumers to proper usage of these medicines.
Children and elderly are the most vulnerable to NSAID overdose. This is because their physiology is not the same as the average adult users for whom these medications are created.
Children who are taking painkillers can learn that this is the normal or perhaps the best way to manage pain, which can result in children self-administering these drugs. Overdose is also possible for children who are aware where the medicines are kept and think of these drugs as candy. Those elderly who get into the habit of eliminating chronic pain by taking seemingly harmless painkillers may not realise that prolong intake and high doses or painkillers can lead to serious organ damage.
Dealing with Pain in a Healthy and Natural Way
Your trusted chiropractors on the Gold Coast here at Hinterland Chiropractor are concerned with your overall wellness and quality of life. Our holistic techniques and non-invasive approach keeps your spine well-adjusted and healthy in order to avoid or treat vertebral subluxations that can cause local damage and eventually, pain. Chiropractors deal with the causes of pain rather than covering health problems. Taking NSAIDS to deal with the pain must be a temporary and carefully administered option that should be used minimally until sources of pain can be managed with a safe and holistic manner.
Visit us here at Hinterland Chiropractic, and our team will help you with any pain issues and health concerns you might be experiencing. Your Gold Coast chiropractors can also advise you on pain treatment for young ones and elderly. We let you experience the healthiest and most pain-free life possible.
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