We’ve previously discussed the risks of opioids, and how pharmaceutical companies have encouraged over-prescription of these drugs that has created an opioid addiction epidemic. But what’s a person in pain to do?
Some health issues are easy to diagnose and easy to resolve. If you fall off a ladder and your leg hurts, you get an X-ray. If the X-ray shows a fracture, your leg is put in a cast. No one at the emergency room questions why you need a cast for your broken leg.