Becoming addicted to pain medication should never be seen as being of weak character or something that bad people do.
It can happen to anyone who suffers from chronic pain for which there seems to be no relief. Opioid medication can cause hyperalgesia. What this means is that with long term use your spinal cord becomes sensitised to the medication and it has the reverse effect ie your pain becomes worse rather than better.
If you are concerned that you are on too much pain medication or have tried to stop your pain medication use unsuccessfully, please contact us to make an appointment.