Consequences of Living With Pain Relievers

January 21, 2020
by Kevin RR Williams

Do you find yourself dependent upon pain relievers to perform daily tasks?

A specific cause can generally be identified for acute pain that begins suddenly. This can be the result of a fall, assault, sports injury or surgery. In such cases, opioid pain relievers may be prescribed until the injury heals or pain subsides.

Chronic pain, with or without an identifiable origin, lasts at least 3 to 12 months, depending upon the medical institu­tion. Untreated chronic pain may lead to danger­ous physical and emotional consequences. Long-term over-the-counter NSAIDs can cause stomach, liver and/or kidney damage. Long-term opioid use is associated with even more physical harm.

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Kevin Williams is a health advocate and writer of hundreds of articles for multiple websites, including: A Bit More Healthy, KevinMD, and Sue’s Nutrition Buzz.