Rising deaths due to prescription narcotics call for immediate alternative solutions.

Press Release – October 31, 2012:

With the prevalence of chronic pain paired with the rising costs in healthcare, it comes as no surprise that the standard of care for many chronic pain conditions is the use of powerful prescription pain medications known as opioids. This class of medication includes the commonly known drugs Vicodin (Hydrocodone), Percocet (Oxycodone), and Dilaudid (Hydromorphone). The abuse of these medications has become so prevalent that it has now reached epidemic levels and is responsible for over 40 deaths a day – more than heroin and cocaine combined.

Opioids, in general, were never intended to be a long-term solution to chronic pain. Originally indicated for post operative pain and pain caused by terminal diseases, opioids are now frequently considered as the go-to solution for chronic pain treatment. Many patients are on daily doses of powerful prescription pain medications, and often with no improvement in their condition or general health. Over time, the body will build a tolerance to the medication, which means a higher dose will be needed for the same pain relief effect. This can cause an unending cycle that can lead to dependence, addiction, and death.

While it may seem like the solution is to simply restrict the use of opioids for chronic pain, there has to be a treatment to take the place of opioids in offering relief to chronic pain sufferers. Chronic pain is a very real condition and can cause debilitation and depression in addition to its physical symptoms. An ideal solution to the opioid epidemic would be to offer chronic pain patients a solution that does not have the potential for dependence or addiction while offering significant relief from the physical symptoms of their condition.

One avenue that physicians should consider pursuing when treating chronic pain is the use of homeopathic treatments. SpeedGel Rx is a promising new product that has recently entered the marketplace with reports of early success. Specifically created to relieve pain and inflammation, SpeedGel Rx is a low-cost product that utilizes transdermal delivery, has no odor, and does not get hot or cold. This prescriptive product is absorbed through the skin to work only on inflamed, affected tissue, and does not have the potential side effects of prescription pain medications. It is made of 100% natural ingredients, has no chemicals, and effectively blocks the pain signals traveling to the brain.

The use of SpeedGel Rx and other non-narcotic treatments must become the standard of care when treating chronic pain. As the opioid epidemic grows and claims more lives daily, physicians need to take an in-depth look at their prescribing practices. Chronic pain control is imperative for physicians, but does not need to be achieved through prescription pain medications that come with a host of side effects and the potential for dependence and addiction. There are other prescriptive options available, and many physicians will be able to see relief in their patients with non-narcotic prescriptions like SpeedGel Rx.

For more information on SpeedGel Rx, visit www.Speedgel.com

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