More Prescription Painkiller Deaths Than Heroin OD!

Prescription Painkiller Deaths16,000 Prescription Painkiller Deaths

A recent study by researchers at McGill University, published in the American Journal of Public Health, demonstrated a dramatic increase in deaths due to prescribed painkillers. In fact, it was noted that deaths from prescribed painkillers was higher than the combined overdoses of heroin and cocaine!

The study further states that over 16,0000 deaths a year are due to prescription pain killers. Some of the discovered factors contributing to this tragedy include:
• dramatic increase in prescriptions & sales of opioid drugs
• increased use of stronger and longer acting opioid drugs like Oxycontin
• combined use of opioid drugs and other drugs such as alcohol

What can you do to protect yourself? Take charge of your health by doing the following:
Ask questions!

  • Why this drug?
  • What are the side effects?
  • Is it addictive?
  • Does it have a negative interaction with other drugs you are taking?

Or, better yet, try drug free chiropractic care for your pain!

When it comes to pain, effective chiropractic care has been proven to reduce pain without the use of dangerous prescription drugs. (1) Chiropractic care uses the body’s natural healing ability to restore you to the best possible health.

If you are experiencing pain from such conditions as carpal tunnel syndrome, neck & back pain, whiplash, sports injury, headaches or most other types of pain you owe it to yourself to give chiropractic a try! All you have to lose is your pain!


(1) “[Chiropractic Manipulative Therapy] in conjunction with [standard medical care] offers a significant advantage for decreasing pain and improving physical functioning when compared with only standard care, for men and women between 18 and 35 years of age with acute low back pain.” –Goertz et al. (2013), Spine

 In a Randomized controlled trial, 183 patients with neck pain were randomly allocated to manual therapy (spinal mobilization), physiotherapy (mainly exercise) or general practitioner care (counseling, education and drugs) in a 52-week study. The clinical outcomes measures showed that manual therapy resulted in faster recovery than physiotherapy and general practitioner care. Moreover, total costs of the manual therapy-treated patients were about one-third of the costs of physiotherapy or general practitioner care. — Korthals-de Bos et al (2003), British Medical Journal