The $100 Billion per year Back Pain Industry is Mostly a Hoax.
I pulled this article off Cynthia Allen's post on Better Back Facebook group. I just love this link from Cynthia's Facebook page. One thing the article does not mention is that opioid use also relates to anxiety. Of course anxiety often comes with the same territory as back pain. But sometimes, anxiety can stem from a generalised anxiety disorder without back pain and opioids help to turn off the discomfort of physical sensations that come with high levels of anxiety. Herein lies the easy trap that opioids that people can easily fall into. I guess, I like to deal with the whole picture and people just need more education