A warning story about what happens when pain is left untreated and allowed to damage the nervous system. Instead of having her pain treated with effective medication, like opiates, Heather was pressured to submit to surgeries that further worsened her pain.
As she says:
Unfortunately, there is a stigma associated with pain medication—partly the result of misinformation and imbalanced media coverage … we have lost the balance in the discussion about opioids because of the focus on abuse and addiction.
The rest of her story:
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