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.
Everyone will experience back pain at some point in their lifetime. That risk is increased for some more than others depending on factors such as genetics, poor posture, diet, exercise, work habits, sleep, stress levels, and injuries. Some will experience severe back pain, while others may experience minor aches and pains – a weary sign that there are underlying issues.