Chronic Pain Treatments: The Pros and Cons
This is the leading treatment of chronic pain. People often resolve to take pills to dull their aches and pains as the remedy is advertised as a one-and-done process. However, it comes with its own set of side effects and long-term issues.
- From 2015-2018, 10.7% of U.S. adults had used one or more prescription pain medications in the past 30 days
- Not everyone responds to pain medicines the same way. Each person has different advantages and risks when taking a prescription or over the counter medication
- Opioids are the most powerful pain relievers but in turn can have negative effects from acute pain to terminal pain.
- Respiratory Depression
- Physical Dependence
- Brain Damage
- Liver Damage
Pain Pills and the American Opioid Crisis
Currently the United States has been fighting against the opioid epidemic since the 1990s. This refers to the number of deaths and hospitalizations from the use of opioids. Opioids are ‘morphine-type’ medications that are used to treat moderate or severe pain.
Opioids include prescription pain relievers, illicit drugs, and synthetic opioids. Such as: codeine, dihydrocodeine, tramadol, morphine, fentanyl, oxycodone, buprenorphine and diamorphine, and many more. All of these drugs are often times described as gateway drugs that prompt people to start using more intense narcotics such as heroin or crack cocaine.
- In 2019, an estimated 10.1 million people aged 12 or older misused opioids in the past year worldwide
- 9.7 million people misused prescription pain relievers
- Nearly 50,000 people in the U.S. died from opioid-involved overdoses in just this year
- Over 70% of all 70,630 deaths in 2019 involved an opioid, this increased by nearly 5% since 2017
- Quadrupled since 1999
Pills may seem to be the easiest solution to curing pain but there are truly risks. Even if you are prescribed a pain reliever by a doctor there still is chance of addiction, misuse, or even overdose.
The second most commonly used remedy to combat chronic pain is topical analgesic creams. While this solution has minimal risks compared to pills as it is administered topically, it can still present lifestyle and patient compliance issues when using long term.
- There is little to no risk of addiction or internal health risks but many do not feel intense relief or any relief at all. It is reported that they only provide modest benefits
- Many feel creams are too much effort
- They are sticky or have an odor
- Some places are hard to reach
- They get in all the wrong places
Nufabrx is on a #HealthWear Revolution. We want to refine consumer behavior as it pertains to pain relief, and other medical treatments. Pain impacts many people around the world which affects many other aspects of their lives. Pain starts on the physical level but can progress to emotional, financial, occupational and ultimately relationships with people they care about.
We have created a line of Pain Relief Medicine + Compression Sleeves that are designed to bring you all day relief. We currently offer six different products for various parts of the body with a plan to launch more products in early 2022.
Our products are activated by the body’s temperature and moisture. When the compression sleeve make contact with your skin, the active pain relief ingredient is absorbed into the body safely, effectively, and consistently. For up to 250+ hours, and over 25 home machine washes.
We are changing the way people take their medications, by putting them directly in their clothing. This is #HealthWear!
To learn more about our technology click here: https://nufabrx.com/pages/technology-1
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