By Dr. Michael J. Cooney
While prescriptions for pain medication continues to skyrocket, more and more of our friends, colleagues, neighbors and family are dying from accidental overdoses. While this heartbreaking news is very difficult for those of us working in pain management to hear, it also reinforces the urgent need for alternative methods to combat chronic pain. Medications are not the solution to chronic pain in many, many cases.
Often, when we first meet new Calmare patients, they present us with heavy bags filled with bottle after bottle of powerful drugs. In addition, these patients are often physically debilitated by using these medications, of which many are considered “narcotic”.
After 30 years of treating good people living in constant pain, I have seen firsthand that Calmare Therapy can alleviate pain in people who have been suffering for more than a year, three, even 10 years. Calmare has no debilitating side effects and is far less expensive that prescription drugs. It’s a solution that the rest of our country must learn about. And we will continue to spread the word–patient by patient until these sad statistics are just a distant memory.