Side Effects of Pain Killers

The KT Tape staff and clinicians meet people everyday who are relieved to find an alternative pain remedy to popping pills.  Athletes tell us they don't want to rely on medications to help them through training, competition and recovery.  That's why they're so excited to find that KT Tape offers a great way to alleviate the need for pills with no side effects. According to, pain killers are used by some 36 million Americans daily and 75% of those folks over medicate. Some common side effects outlined in this ezine @article about pain killers: 1. Pain killers inhibit the body's natural defenses against illness by weakening the immune system. 2. Aspirin, if used for long periods of time or in high doses, can increase the likelihood of developing peptic ulcers and bleeding in the esophagus, stomach or beginning of small intestine. Physicians recommend that people with serious liver disease, kidney malfunction, vitamin K deficiency and blood clotting disorders refrain from taking aspirin. 3. Non-Narcotics scientifically known as Nonsteroidal Anti-inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDS) include ibuprofen and acetaminophen. The commonly-known weakness with these drugs is that with prolonged use they can block the formation of necessary functions for platelet aggregation. And liver damage is often associated with overuse of these drugs. 4. Narcotic-over-the-counter prescribed drugs may have even more adverse effects on the body. Some often-reported effects associated with overuse are nausea, drowsiness, constipation, confusion, hallucinations, urinary retention, hives and more. While medicating for pain serves its purpose when done properly, we're proud to offer a drug-free alternative through kinesiology therapeutic taping.  For more on how to tape for specific pains, visit