Chronic Back Pain and Methadone Addiction

Chronic Back Pain and Methadone AddictionWhen people hurt their backs, even small mishaps can cause tremendous pain that they medicate with methadone use. When people experience stress either from drug cravings or pain, users may wish to escape their discomfort, which can lead to drug abuse and addiction. Seek professional help if you struggle with both chronic back pain and methadone addiction.

How Chronic Back Pain Can Lead to Methadone Addiction

Chronic back pain causes major interruptions, which can lead to methadone addiction in any of the following ways:

  • Self-medication
  • Money loss due to injury
  • Stress caused by injury

Chronic back pain can encourage people to seek alternative methods that relieve pain. This can be anything from herbal remedies, exercises or even drug use. Also, if someone has been unemployed for a while due to her injury, she may not be able to afford medical help for pain. Thus, she may resort to drugs to alleviate pain and work for short amounts of time. Finally, injury causes stress that can cause even the strongest person to seek some momentary relief. If you struggle with chronic pain, then seek help to recover.

How to Manage Chronic Pain without Methadone Use

Although they may not alleviate all the pain you experience, the following techniques can help ease the majority of pain:

  • Physical therapy
  • Career change
  • Learning new techniques

Physical therapy can help rebuild muscle around the site of pain, which can help stress and alleviate swelling. It can also teach pain patients how to lift heavy objects differently to protect their bodies, and it can connect people with safe products that alleviate pain. Additionally, if you have hurt your back in your job that is incorporates physical work it may be time to start learning new skills for a career change. See if your employer has a less physical job which you can work, either momentarily or permanently. Lastly, learn new techniques to adapt to your pain. Instead of lifting a box by yourself ask for help, bend at your knees to lift objects and bring projects to the height you need them instead of going to an uncomfortable level to work. If you take steps to alleviate pain, you may readily manage it and avoid an addiction.

Methadone Addiction Treatment

If you or someone you know is addicted to methadone and has chronic back pain, please call our toll-free helpline today. Our counselors are available 24 hours a day to answer your addiction questions and to help you find the best treatment available. Your life is worth the call, so call us today.