Joe has chronic fatigue, weakness, and erectile dysfunction. He was doing well until 10 years ago when he started pain pills after a car accident which left him with chronic back pain. Left image: poppy field in Burma courtesy of wikimedia commons. Poppies are source for opium, a narcotic pain medication.
Chronic Pain Treated with Opioid Narcotics
After the car accident, Joe’s family doctor prescribed oxycontin pain pills, hoping the chronic back pain would eventually get better. Unfortunately, Joe’s back pain did not get better, and he still takes pain pills every day. Even though the pain pills are no longer effective, Joe finds it nearly impossible to get off them because of the severe withdrawal effects…Click Here for More.
Jeffrey Dach MD