Are you suffering from chronic pain?

Chronic pain can be the result of a past injury, arthritis, back issues and many other ailments. If you or a loved one is experiencing chronic pain, it is very likely that a doctor will prescribe opioids to ease the pain. Click here to read more about prescription painkillers and the risks of long-term use even when prescribed by a doctor.

For years now, prescription painkillers have been over-prescribed, nearly quadrupling from 1999 to 2014 (click here for a state by state view). In effect, part of the reason why we are in the midst of an Opioid Epidemic is because of the ease of access to prescription painkillers. This can be particularly true when individuals keep leftover prescriptions and pass those on to others that did not get a prescription from a doctor.

However, there are methods you should consider trying to ease chronic pain before starting an opioid prescription.

Click here for 11 Tips on what you can do to manage chronic pain.