Groundbreaking Study Shows Prescription Painkillers Prolong Chronic Pain
January 6, 2017 | Waking Times | www.wakingtimes.com
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by Anna Hunt
A research team out of University of Colorado-Boulder has found that prescription opioids may actually worsen chronic pain. The study also discovered that these drugs may in fact prolong the condition that they are supposed to help placate. This may explain why in the U.S., prescriptions of opioids, such as methadone, oxycodone (such as OxyContin®) and hydrocodone (such as Vicodin®), have quadrupled since 1999.
Pain after disease/damage of the nervous system is predominantly treated with opioids, but without exploration of the long-term consequences. We demonstrate that a short course of morphine after nerve injury doubles the duration of neuropathic pain. (Source)http://www.thedailysheeple.com/groundbreaking-study-shows-prescription-painkillers-prolong-chronic-pain_012017