Medications are a doctors life it seems. The truth is that for the most part doctors don't really have an answer to solve our problems and pains and it's very easy to prescribe something and move on. It's faster for them and requires little on their part. That has been my experience anyway. Doctors these days tend to over prescribe medications I think but I must be honest, if I didn't have the medications I take for pain and muscle relaxers as well as medication to help me sleep I would be in far worse shape than I am in. The medications help me get by but you are right, for most problems medications don't cure just are a bandaid for us.