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How Prescription Opioids Are Robbing Our Young People of Their Health

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve probably seen all the news information about Tiger Woods and his recent DUI. The media is bashing him saying he is totally losing it and his life is going down the drain. The behind the scenes truth of it is so much more than that.

Prescription Opioids Addiction – A Growing Epidemic

Tiger Woods is suffering from an issue that so many Americans are dealing with right now. Back in 2014, he had his first back surgery.

I talk regularly about the dangers of back surgery. Spinal surgery success rate is about 8 to 13 percent!

That’s why whether you’re a professional athlete like Tiger Woods or you’re just a regular 9 to 5 guy, when you have these types of injuries surgery should be the absolute last resort.

Avoid it at all costs!

What Surgery Did To Tiger Woods

He had that first surgery back in 2014 and then recently just a couple of weeks ago he had his fourth back surgery. That’s right, fourth back surgery.

And what’s happened in the last three years? He’s dropped out of multiple tournaments. He hasn’t won a major in all that time. His whole life is going down the drain.

Why is that? It’s because after those surgeries he would get prescribed opioid medications.

If you read anything about the news of his recent DUI,  he wasn’t on alcohol, he wasn’t on recreational drugs. What he was taking was prescription pain medications prescribed to him by his doctor.

Prescription pain medications – opioid medications.

These are more dangerous than alcohol. These are more dangerous and more common than recreational drugs. Millions and millions of people are taking these drugs unnecessarily every single day.

It’s getting out of control. It is at epidemic levels now.

Back in just 1992 there were 112 million opioid prescriptions written, which is insane. That’s so many.

Just recently, in 2015, 249 million opioid prescriptions were written. That’s over double.

And you see now celebrities dying of prescription overdoses. It’s one of the leading causes of death. It’s the most commonly abused drug of our younger generation.

This is a big problem and there are solutions.

Natural, Drug-Free Solutions To Chronic Pain and Health Issues

There are ways to help your body heal naturally to avoid surgery, medications, steroid shots and injections. If you’re already experiencing the symptoms of back pain, neck pain, numbness and tingling, or disc-related issues, then chiropractic care done the right way can help you.

Proper chiropractic care is not six or 10 or 12 visits prescribed when you first come in. It’s it’s not what’s covered by your insurance company.

Chiropractic should not be what you do just to feel better. It’s a long-term solution!

To fix your chronic pain and health problems, you have to have a very specific set of exam, x-rays, and individualized corrective care technique.

With proper chiropractic care people like Tiger Woods can avoid dangerous surgeries. Tiger’s downfall was getting that first back surgery three years ago. And ever since his life has been getting worse and worse.

I want to help you avoid that happening to you. Prescription medication overuse is an epidemic in our community right now. You probably know people taking these medications. You may be on them already yourself?

Covering up your pain symptoms is not the solution. When is this crap going to end?

It won’t unless we do something different.

So I urge you right now to do something different.

  1. Share this information with somebody that you know that is suffering with pain.
  2. Take action yourself and schedule your first visit so you can find out what’s going on.
  3. Start getting natural solutions for yourself and get off your prescription medications.

Every single day here at New Life Chiropractic in Rocklin we help people get natural solutions. People get off their medications. They’re out of pain. They’re living their life again. They never have to go through the dangers of surgery – of failed back surgery.

Multiple surgeries do not work. They only makes people worse.

Have Questions on Chiropractic Treatment?

Have you had the opportunity to join us at one of our community education events yet? During the community education events, Dr. Tim sifts through all of the knowledge out there to bring you key information about how to get healthy and stay that way and shares answers to frequently asked questions on chiropractic care.