Powerful painkillers don't ease low back pain
There's nothing like when the grandkids come over for a visit. It's like having kids all over again -- except someone else does all the hard work while you get the fun parts.
The moment they leap into your arms, all you feel is love.
And the moment you put them down, you feel something else: back pain... and lots of it!
When back pain gets bad... or when it doesn't go away... you might find yourself begging your doctor for a little help -- and that, my friend, is exactly how millions of Americans just like you end up on powerful and addictive opioid painkillers.
But more power doesn't mean more relief -- because new research shows how the drugs won't kill your low back pain... but they could kill YOU!
The new review of 20 clinical trials involving 7,295 patients finds that while the drugs can bring a little relief, it's not enough to be considered meaningful by any stretch of the term.
In some studies, up to 75 percent of patients dropped out either because the drugs didn't work or because they came with terrible side effects.
They're the lucky ones.
The others -- the ones who stay with the drugs -- face the worst side effects of all: addiction and even death.
Two-thirds of all overdose visits to emergency rooms involve painkillers. And every year, close to 20,000 Americans die because of opioid painkillers.
That's almost double the number of Americans killed by heroin!
The mainstream is finally starting to wise up to the risks of opioid painkillers, with a new call to limit their use -- but those same talking heads are no closer to offering up REAL solutions to chronic pain problems such as low back pain.
Right now, they're urging patients to simply take drugs such as ibuprofen, acetaminophen, and naproxen -- and while they aren't as dangerous as opioids, they still come with plenty of risks.
One study just last year found NSAIDs such as naproxen can increase the risk of blood clots, while Tylenol overdose is the nation's leading cause of acute liver failure.
You don't have to face those risks to get the relief you're looking for -- because you can fight pain with natural therapies such as topical DMSO as well as nondrug inflammation-fighters such as curcumin.
For even more relief -- especially from long-term pain problems -- combine these supplements with acupuncture, chiropractic, and cold laser.