Popular Painkiller Myths

Pain Killer

The topic of painkiller use is fraught with myths and misinformation. It doesn’t matter if you are looking to solve your back pain issues or looking to read the latest gossip on celebrity addiction, it is difficult to tell apart facts from fiction.

Let’s take a look at a few of the most widespread myths about painkiller use.

More Means a Better Effect

Gulping down a twice the prescribed dose will not give you a faster or better result. It is true that a short term increase after a serious injury will work towards alleviating the pain, continued excess intake is going to have the opposite effect. You can read about that at Addictions.com. How so?

If your body receives high doses of pain medications over a long period of time, the central nervous system gets desensitized, and your brain alters its perception of pain. This means that the …