A Tragic Truth: The Way The Mainstream Health Care System Treats Pain Is Painful

It’s a painful truth: 40% of visits to primary care doctors are for complaints of pain. Yet, doctors know very little about pain and how to treat pain. In fact, a recent survey of medical school curriculums in the U.S., as reported at paintreatmentdirectory.com, found that the average medical school spends less than two hours educating future doctors on anything having to do with pain. Most doctors reach for their prescription pads prescribing addictive drugs that have contributed to an epidemic of drug overdose deaths throughout the country. If the drugs don’t work, or if some patient decides they don’t want to take the drugs the doctor will either tell the patient there is nothing more that can be done or they might order an MRI and if “disc disease” or other structural “abnormality” is found, refer the patient to an orthopedic surgeon.

Another tragic truth: If a patient asks their primary care doctor about alternative therapies for pain, they are usually told that these therapies are unproven or dangerous.  The only non-invasive or non-addictive treatment primary care doctors will prescribe is physical therapy. However, there are so many other non-invasive methods that have worked for centuries that the medical establishment continues to steer those in pain away from instead of to.

Integrative Non-Invasive Pain Treatments Proven To Be Highly Effective

Chiropractic treatment has been shown to be much safer than any conventional pain treatments. Since its founding in the U.S. in 1895, the chiropractic profession has been safely diagnosing, treating, and preventing disorders of the musculoskeletal system. In 1997, the Agency for Health Care Policy and Research reported that chiropractic spinal manipulation was one of the few evidence-based treatments recommended for the treatment of back pain. The World Health Organization (WHO) admitted the World Federation of Chiropractic, which represents national chiropractic associations from more than 70 countries, into official relations as a nongovernmental organization in 1997. This indicates that WHO considers chiropractic an accepted healing modality. Despite all this, chiropractic treatment is still considered alternative medicine, and its use is actively discouraged by the US health care system.

Find The Pain Treatment That Works For You Among The Many “Alternative Methods”

Besides chiropractic treatment, which I am understandably partial to, there is massage therapy, acupuncture, nutritionists (yes, pain can be caused by poor diet), and pain psychologists. Most people don’t consider that how they think or the things they think can influence their physical well-being. The human body is a holistic system. When something is thrown off in one area, it tends to affect the entire being. The things we think about and the things we consumer also affect our physical bodies. We cannot continue treating parts of the body as if they were separate from the whole.

To learn more about the tragic truths of our current health care system’s approach to pain treatment,  safe “alternative methods” of pain treatment, and to read the entire article from which I’ve drawn the various statistics, click here: https://www.paintreatmentdirectory.com/posts/the-best-healthcare-providers-for-pain-relief