Opioid use has been on the news lately. The government of Canada has stated: “Canada faces a serious and growing opioid crisis.” Opioids are opium-like compounds that are prescribed for pain relief and pain management; these drugs work by attaching to opioid receptors in the body, and reduce pain messages sent to the brain.
Although these compounds are very useful, there are several problems with them. Drug tolerance builds quickly, the brain becomes less responsive to opioids the longer it’s exposed. People need to take more and more of the drug to feel the same effect. The brain also stops producing natural endorphins, making a person more susceptible to pain. So, a vicious cycle can be set up.
Also, please note that opioids work by reducing the pain messages, they don’t actually heal the problem.
Many people use opioids for extended periods of time. But with excessive or long term use, these opioids can lead to dependency, addiction, and serious side effects. This is the crisis that the news is talking about. People’s lives are being destroyed.
The thing is, taking medication is just a band-aid; it doesn’t necessarily fix the reason people are experiencing pain.
Low Level Laser Therapy does treat the problem and not the symptom. Certain wavelengths of light which are found in LLLT reduce inflammation and pain, normalize nerve function and even promote new cell growth. Low Level Laser Therapy is non invasive and safe, allowing our bodies to heal themselves.
If you or someone you love is suffering from chronic pain, consider LLLT. Low Level Laser Therapy can be part of a total package of care, including chiropractic, massage, applied exercises and nutrition.
Treat your body with the healing of light and try Laser Therapy today.
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