Painkillers don't exist

We get lots of requests for “strong painkillers”. It might be for back pain, shoulder pain, or all over body pains. Unfortunately, pain killers don’t exist

If you have persistent or chronic pain (this is pain you have had for more that 3 months) we know that they are even less likely to work and are more likely to cause you more harm than good 

This video is really good at explaining pain. As strange as it sounds, the pain in your back, shoulder or just-all-over is coming from your brain and not where it hurts. 


Over the past few years it has become clear that medications like codeine, tramadol, morphine and oxycodone are not safe or effective ways to manage persistent pain and we want to help you to reduce or even stop them. 

These drugs are all highly addictive and affect your brain and in some cases can make make your pain worse as they lower your pain threshold

There is now a better understanding of the risks of opiates, including: 

  • reduced fertility
  • low sex drive
  • irregular periods
  • weight gain
  • erectile dysfunction in men (the inability to keep an erection)
  • reduced ability to fight infection
  • increased levels of pain
  • dependence (if you use stop taking or lower the dose too quickly you can get symptoms of withdrawal).
  • breathing issues (respiratory depression)
  • opioid-related deaths.

All of the clinicians at Murton Medical Group are working hard to reduce the number people on these medications because we are worried about the harm they can do. 

We have already helped lots of people to reduce their opiates and the good news is most of them actually feel better for stopping them. 

If you have been taking codeine, tramadol, morphine etc for longer than 3 months please get in touch with us.

If you have been taking painkillers for longer than three months, they are probably no longer working. And, you run the risk of being unintentionally, physically addicted to the medication.