Saying Goodbye to your Prescription Addiction
Chronic pain is pain that lasts for longer than a period of 12 weeks. This can be caused from injury or long-term illness. This differs from acute pain, which purpose is to alert the body of injury and does not last long-term. Those that suffer from chronic pain experience fatigue, sleeplessness, and loss of bodily functions such as movement. Doctors will prescribe narcotics and other addictive medicines to patients with chronic pain to help ease symptoms. The addictive properties of these drugs have caused a percentage of chronic pain patients to become dependent on these medications. Chronic pain treatment was developed to help these patients with their addiction to pain medications and find alternative options to manage pain.
Addictive Medications Prescribed to Patients Diagnosed with Chronic Pain:
Dangers of Long-Term Addiction of Chronic Pain Patients
Many diagnosed with chronic pain are prescribed opioids as a way to manage pain. When a person uses this narcotic over a period of time, the body becomes tolerant to the drug. In many long-term users of opioids, a phenomenon known as opioid-induced hyperalgesia ensues. This causes the body to no longer recognize the numbing effects of the drug, and increases the feeling of pain. In some cases, pain is recognized in different areas of the body than the original chronic pain symptoms. Chronic pain treatment helps these patients with their addiction to opioids so that symptoms of pain decrease and become more manageable.
The Wellness Retreat Recovery Center’s Chronic Pain Treatment
At The Wellness Retreat Recovery Center, we have created a holistic approach to chronic pain treatment. We understand that it is hard for a patient dealing with chronic pain and other chronic illness to come forward about their addiction, since without medication there is fear of pain and all of the symptoms that come with. Our chronic treatment program is designed to educate patients on how to manage chronic pain without dependence on addictive substances. We provide private and luxurious accommodations at our beautiful facility to help you feel comfortable while you focus on your recovery. This program also provides medical treatment along with a multi-dimensional recovery plan to ensure that individuals leave with a higher value of life.
If you are dealing with chronic pain and addiction, there is help available to you. We can answer any questions or concerns that you may have on our chronic pain treatment program via our hotline 1-855-762-3797 or you can contact us on our website. Our team is available 24 hours a day to provide you with any confidential information you may need.