What is the True Cost of Pain? – Part 5 of 6

To truly understand the cost of pain in America it helps to have some understanding of how many or us are suffering from chronic pain, what it is costing us to treat ourselves, the impact of the opioid crisis, and what alternatives to prescription opioids we have. This is the fifth in a 6-part series examining the Cost of Pain.

Cost of Pain - 6 in 10 Americans take prescriptions

Did You Know?

Did you know that 60% of Americans are taking prescription drugs regularly for a variety of conditions, including opioids for pain management? That’s a surprisingly high number! Doctors of chiropractic, like Merckling Family Chiropractic, are working to lower that number and get more Americans off of prescription drug regimens and end the opioid crisis.

Many causes of neck and back pain can be treated successfully with quality chiropractic care. Talk to Dr. Merckling and let him help you understand your treatment options before you choose a potentially unnecessary surgery or prescription drugs.

Stay Tuned for Part 6 of the Cost of Pain

In the next installment, we’ll look at the real danger of opioid abuse.

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