Trends in pain management

Here is an interesting comparison/trend: Between 2001 and 2010, ER visits with opioid analgesic prescribed jumped from 21% to 31% percent. Meanwhile, opioid prescription rates sky-rocketed. Dilaudid, one of the most addictive opioid medications blasted the sound barrier with a 668% increase during that time. The latest study blames the patient once again saying that ER providers are forced to write the prescriptions based on how patients report their satisfaction with their ER experience. Because patients have been trained to ask for and expect opioids, when they can’t get them, they report a poor experience with that ER and providing doctor. Opioid prescribing has steadily increased across all age groups and races. All this craziness to treat symptoms – not causes…

we've been trained to treat the pain and not preventable causes of pain.

we’ve been trained to treat the pain and not preventable causes of pain.

About Craig Stellpflug NDC

Craig Stellpflug is a NeuroDevelopment Consultant and a Certified Nutritional Consultant. Craig is a cancer nutritionist and child brain disorder specialist at Healing Pathways Medical Clinic in Scottsdale Arizona.
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