Dr. Paula Basilio, of MyBackReliefClinic.com.au, works to spread awareness of natural treatment options for lower back pain and reduce the use of opioids
— Low back pain is a condition that affects over 80 percent of all people at some point in their life. The best treatments for this pain include remaining active and, avoiding the use of strong pain medications, such as opioids.
Even while this is true, opioids, including oxycodone, as well as opioid combination medications, are the most commonly given drugs for low back pain in Australia. In fact, according to a recent analysis, 45.6 percent of all pain medicines given for neck and low back pain between the years of 2013 and 2014 were opioids, which is an increase from 40.2 percent between the years of 2005 and 2006.
“It’s crucial that more doctors and patients alike realize the dangers of taking drugs, such as opioids for back pain,” stated Dr. Paula Basilio of My Back Relief Clinic. “While these drugs can provide a small amount of pain relief for those suffering chronic low back pain in the short term, higher doses don’t reduce pain significantly.”
There are serious risks of unwanted side effects to those who take opioids on a regular basis, including nausea, dizziness, and constipation. There’s also the risk of more serious harm, according to Medicine Today, such as a dependency, resulting in withdrawal symptoms when the medicine is no longer taken. These symptoms include nausea, anxiety, restlessness, abdominal pain, vomiting, and sweating, which make it challenging to stop taking the drugs.
“Statistics have shown that approximately 62 people die, per day in the U.S., because of overdoses of prescription opioid use and in Australia, there has been a steady increase in the prescribing of these drugs,” continued Dr. Basilio. “While the journey to stop these medications is challenging, it’s one that isn’t impossible. It is also an effort that everyone needs to make to help put an end to the worldwide opioid epidemic.”
Additional information about the issues related to the use of opioids for low back pain can be found by visiting the My Back Relief Clinic website.
ABOUT MY BACK RELIEF CLINIC
My Back Relief Clinic has the goal to provide patients with the highest quality chiropractic care for a wide array of musculoskeletal issues. The goal of the staff is to provide a caring and safe environment for patients and treatments at the clinic often involve rehabilitation, spinal adjustments, preventative exercises, ergonomic advice and muscle work.
Name: Dr. Paula Basilio
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Organization: My Back Relief Clinic
Address: Suite B, 390 New Canterbury Rd, Dulwich Hill NSW 2203 Australia
Phone: 02 9560 0184
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