Dr. Humaria Quraishi - [email protected]
Phone: 201-286-0408

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Opioid Crisis and Pain Classifications

Opioid Crisis and Pain Classifications

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Opioid Crisis

The rate of overdose deaths from opioids has risen over 165,000 since 1999.

Drug overdose deaths continue to increase in the United States.

  • From 1999 to 2017, more than 700,000 people have died from a drug overdose.
  • Around 68% of the more than 70,200 drug overdose deaths in 2017 involved an opioid.
  • In 2017, the number of overdose deaths involving opioids (including prescription opioids and illegal opioids like heroin and illicitly manufactured fentanyl) was 6 times higher than in 1999.
  • On average, 130 Americans die every day from an opioid overdose

About 100,000 patients have been hospitalized for gastrointestinal complications due to NSAID use.

Over-the-counter pain medications (NSAIDS – linked to heart problems)

  • Aspirin has broad range of side effects – gastric ulcers to cerebral bleeding, H. pylori, even heart problems
  • Ibuprofen has been linked to anemia, hypertension, DNA damage.
  • Tylenol – leading cause of acute liver failure

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Pain Classification

Nociceptive – normal response to harmful stimuli or injury. Example – joint pain or referred pain from organ

Neuropathic – caused by lesion or disease in the somatosensory nervous system. Perceived as numbness, hypersensitivity, and paresthesia. Example – (not limited to) – diabetic neuropathy, spinal cord injury, phantom limb

Inflammatory – result of activation and sensitization of nociceptive pain by mediators released at a site of tissue inflammation. Example – appendicitis, RA, IBD, herpes zoster

Pain is a multidimensional phenomenon. It grabs your attention and produces strong emotional reactions that adversely affect a patient’s function, quality of life, emotional state, social and vocational status, and general well-being.

Along with chiropractic and acupuncture care, Naturopathic Medicine helps address pain and inflammation in a holistic way. The combination of all these therapies may help for a speedy, efficient, and natural recovery without resorting to conventional treatments.

 

Make an appointment with Dr. Humaira to get to the root cause of your pain and alleviate it naturally.

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201-286-0408

 

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About Dr. Humaira

• General Health • Detoxification • Weight Control • Endocrine - Thyroid Disorders, Adrenal Insufficiency, Chronic Fatigue, Hormone Imbalance, Diabetes • Cardiovascular Health - Hypertension, High Cholesterol, High Blood Pressure, Atherosclerosis • Digestive Health- Celiac Disease, IBD, IBS, SIBO, Candida Overgrowth, Food Sensitivity, Constipation, Crohn's Disease, Ulcerative Colitis, H. pylori, Heartburn, Ulcers, Leaky Gut • Musculoskeletal - Pain Management, Osteoporosis, Osteoarthritis, Arthritis • Women's Health - Infertility, Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, Menopause, Hormonal Imbalances, Vaginal and Bladder Infections • Autoimmune Diseases - Psoriasis, Hashimoto's Disease, Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, Vitiligo, Rosacea • Ear/Nose/Throat - Allergies, Ear Infections, Sore throat, Cold, Flu, Strep Throat • Dermatological Concerns - Eczema, Psoriasis, Rosacea, Vitiligo • Cancer Recovery Support • Pediatric Care • Geriatric Care