Pain relief doesn't have to come in the shape of a pill. In fact, prescription medications are out of control. Opioids alone account for over 600,000 prescriptions dispensed PER DAY, even though 78 people die from opioid overdose in that same time frame. I don't bring this up to be gloomy, I just really feel strongly that medications shouldn't always be relied upon as a front-line defense for controlling pain.
Have you ever set a goal to get healthier, and then found yourself 2 years older with no progress made?
What about your motivation - do you have enough driving you to reach that goal?
have you ever really spent time figuring out WHY you're trying to get healthier? it's not as difficult or as time-consuming as you may think, and if you do, it might very well change your life ...
I had a patient a few weeks ago tell me, "I just want to be normal". The sentiment was plenty innocent. Many of the individuals I work with on a daily basis are in pain and would see it as a huge improvement to just get back to status quo. Nevertheless, it got me thinking...
Normal? What exactly is "normal" these days, and do we really want that?
Here is a snapshot of "normal"