No matter how difficult it might be, try to be completely honest with yourself when you answer the following questions regarding your back pain:
Has back pain negatively impacted your life?
Are you unable to complete your favorite activities without being limited by back pain?
Do you find yourself having to say “no” to things because you are in too much pain to participate?
Chances are that you are among the 80% of people who could answer “yes” to at least one of these questions. That’s right – a staggering 8 out of 10 people will experience back pain at some point in their life that will hinder their ability to enjoy everyday activities.
At MidSouth Pain Treatment Center, we believe that that number is far too high to ignore. And that is why we are so dedicated to upholding such a superior standard of patient care, as well as pain management options.
If you have been struggling to overcome chronic pain issues, then we are happy to tell you that it doesn’t have to be this way. You do not have to sit on the sidelines of your life. You do not have to be trapped inside of a body that is failing you. There is a way out.
Long-Term Opioid Use Can Have Devastating Consequences
Opioid abuse causes more deaths each year than car accidents. Let that sink in for a moment. In 2015, there were upwards of 40,000 people who lost their lives in car accidents, compared to over 50,000 people who fatally overdosed on opioids. Perhaps even more frightening is the fact that that number is on track to double in the coming years – that is, unless we do something to combat it now.
Let’s consider how this opioid epidemic first started. Living with pain can have a devastating impact on a person’s state of mind, as well as on their quality of life. It can take away their ability to enjoy everyday activities, and it can impede upon their independence. So, it is understandable why doctors would prescribe medication to try to quell pain symptoms, and even more understandable why a patient would want to take them.
The problem, however, is that opioids were never intended for long-term use. They were originally supposed to be prescribed to temporarily treat injuries; they never should have been prescribed as a permanent solution to ailments like chronic back pain.
Studies show that even after just 10 consecutive days of using a painkiller, a patient’s chances of developing an addiction is a staggering 20%. That means that 1 in 5 people who have been prescribed an opioid will still use it a year later.
The physical effects of opioids are devastating, too. You might experience immediate side effects, including nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea. You might also suffer from serious long-term effects, including heart damage and other cardiovascular issues that put you at risk of a heart attack.
Our incredible team at MidSouth Pain Treatment Center is fully committed to helping the members of our community find back pain relief without the use of opioids. When we say that we have a team of professionals committed to your well-being, we truly mean it.
We Can Treat Your Back Pain Naturally
Our president and medical director Dr. Michael Steuer, MD, is passionate about providing a better quality of life for those living with chronic pain. “We tell people they don’t have to live with their pain,” he says. “We offer proven treatment options.”
One of the cutting-edge treatment options we offer is HF10 Therapy, a paresthesia-free spinal cord stimulation. The results of this particular form of treatment are overwhelmingly positive. Many of our patients are able to experience superior pain relief with this FDA-approved method. Even clinical studies have demonstrated HF10 Therapy’s positive effects on patients experiencing both back and leg pain.
Why is paresthesia-free treatment so important? To explain, first recall the unpleasant feeling you get when your arm or leg goes to sleep. Now, imagine having that sensation throughout your entire body. Many SCS (spinal cord stimulation) therapies can cause very unpleasant sensations, such as tingling, prickling, stinging, burning, and itching. Our specialized HF10 Therapy, however, is likely to leave you much more comfortable.
MidSouth Pain Treatment Center is locally owned and operated. We care greatly about the community we serve. Your community is our community, which is why our staff aims to make you feel like family – not because it’s their job, but because it’s their mission.
Your life is far too important to be spent dealing with back pain. Call us today at (866) 707-1942 to make an appointment. Don’t waste another minute.