END chronic pain… WITHOUT drugs!
It’s the national epidemic that gets almost NO attention.
It’s THREE TIMES more common than heart disease and nearly TWICE as common as diabetes.
Yet mainstream doctors still DON’T understand it… DON’T know how to treat it… and often make it WORSE!
Well, friend, if you’re struggling with chronic pain, I’ll give you what your own doc won’t – or CAN’T – in just a moment.
But first, I want you to know that you’re hardly alone. You’ve got enough company to start your own nation!
Staggering new numbers from the CDC reveal how 50 million Americans are battling chronic pain.
These aren’t just the occasional aches and pains that come and go. And they’re not the bumps and bruises we all get every now and again.
These are people suffering from constant recurring battles with agony – enough to change or cancel plans and ruin what should be some of life’s sweetest moments.
Nearly half of these folks are struggling with the worst of it, the “high-impact” chronic pain that can lead directly to disability.
As bad as it is, there’s something even worse, and it’s NOT reflected in the new numbers from the CDC.
It’s the treatments!
Many docs start with NSAIDs, including over-the-counter drugs like ibuprofen (a.k.a. Advil and Motrin), which can lead to stomach problems, even with short-term use.
Prescription drugs come with even bigger risks, especially the opioid drugs that have been sending Americans into a nightmare spiral of addiction and death.
Then, there are the steroid shots that can wreck your immune system and leave your bone thin and weak.
And when all else fails, they might send you in for surgery for a condition such as back, hip, or knee pain – operations that can lead to infection and other problems and often DON’T ease the pain, at least not by much.
It’s so bad that many patients have simply given up. They think they have to ACCEPT the pain and LIVE with it, even if that means giving up the activities they love, from going out and playing tennis to horsing around with the grandkids.
I’m here today with another way.
For common conditions including back and knee pain, many patients get REAL and LASTING relief with the following four non-drug therapies:
#1 chiropractic or osteopathic manipulation, acupuncture, and massage,
#2 natural inflammation-fighters, such as turmeric and topical MSM,
#3 cold laser therapy, and
#4 holistic treatments that involve injecting your own stem cells back into your body to fight injury and inflammation and stimulate healing (for the toughest forms of chronic pain).
I offer all of these treatments and more here at the Stengler Center for Integrative Medicine. Not in the San Diego area? I can also offer advice on natural pain relief by phone.
Call 855-DOC-MARK to schedule a consultation.
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