Effective pain management is critical to our ability to function. When pain is poorly managed or treated with ineffective tools, there can be long-term consequences. Quality of life suffers. Delayed healing and increased sensitization of the central nervous system leads to chronic pain conditions. The indirect costs associated with untreated pain also increase the burden to the economy thanks to lost productivity, lost time, and lost wages.
The risks of misusing both prescription narcotics and over the counter pain medications can be significant and have been well documented. Thankfully with many options to choose from, it is possible to find an effective pain relief recipe without pills!