Just for clarification

I have tried everything from energy work (which worked when I had a simple slipped disc back in 20s) to “Reiki Masters,” to acupuncture. I have had numerous periods where I went through physical therapy. I tried yoga. I lost a bunch of weight. Really everything except a chiropractor because every doctor told me that doing so was extremely dangerous and could easily lead to permanent paralyzation. 

If you or anyone you love has ever had chronic pain you will get what I’m talking about. For those of you who haven’t, you have no way of even comprehending what its like.

I know the media has turned anyone who has to use pain medicine no matter how intermitted into drug addicts, but this is not the case. Of all the people I have known who have had issues with chronic pain only 2 of them became addicted to pain killers – both of whom were already addicts, one had been a severe alcoholic and pill popper, the other was already addicted to opiates before he had an injury. 

There are dozens of studies that prove people who are not given proper pain relief have longer recovery time after surgery. Other studies have shown that when your body is overloaded with pain, pain killers do not become addictive as the body uses it in a way that the natural pain killers your brain makes, aka Endorphins. So when the pain goes away and you stop taking the medicine your body has no reaction.

I have personally been in so much pain doctors had to put me into a drug induced coma to get me to stop seizing. I was 17 and just out of surgery from a tumor that was growing into my brain.

So I have a long history with this fight.

Sure opiates are highly addictive drugs but so is tobacco and so far that is still legal. According to studies its harder to quit tobacco than heroin. Tobacco kills more people than any other drug besides alcohol. They are both legal. Tell me is there any sense to this nonsense?

Best to you all,

Denise Siegel 


Just for clarification