How to avoid a life of chronic pain

If mainstream medicine had a real solution and natural pain relievers for chronic pain, then why are so many people -- especially seniors -- crippled by it?

Answer: Because mainstream medicine often doesn't have a solution and natural pain relievers for chronic pain, and new numbers show just how extensive that failure is: More than half of all seniors are locked in a battle with chronic pain right now.

That adds up to 20 million older Americans fighting constant pain.

That's a staggering number, and it almost certainly includes someone you love. It may even include you -- and if it does, don't worry. I'm going to point you in the right direction for natural pain relievers in just a moment.

First, the real reason so many seniors are crippled with pain -- literally crippled, because many have trouble just walking -- isn't because pain is an inevitable part of aging.

It's because most mainstream doctors don't know where to look when it comes to easing chronic pain. They don't even know which direction to look in, since they've been taught to follow a two-step process that's doomed from the beginning.

Step one is a painkiller to mask the symptoms while doing nothing for the cause. But even "mild" over-the-counter painkillers come with a risk of side effects such as bleeding problems, while prescription drugs pack even bigger risks -- up to and including addiction.

Step two comes when -- not if -- the painkillers ultimately fail (usually after switching meds and increasing doses multiple times). That's when docs send the patient off to a specialist to perform surgery, often in the back or joints.

But those procedures don't always solve the problem, either. And in some cases, they can actually make it worse.

That's why my own two-step approach to natural pain relievers involves two steps in a completely different direction.

Step one is to manage the pain, but without dangerous and addictive drugs. I find acupuncture, cold laser, and natural anti-inflammatory compounds can often do the trick.

Step two is to find and correct the real cause of the pain. And in many cases, even chronic joint and back pain can be healed without drugs or surgery.

A holistic doctor can help you on your own two-step path to a pain-free life. And if you're in the Southern California area, I can be there every step of the way. For more information or to make an appointment call 1-855-DOC-MARK.