PT Over Pills

Avoid Addictive Opioids. Choose Physical Therapy for Safe Pain Management. #ChoosePT

No one wants to live in pain. But no one should put their health at risk in an effort to be pain free. Since 1999, Americans have increasingly been prescribed opioids—painkillers like Vicodin, OxyContin, Opana, and methodone,…

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How Physical Therapists Manage Pain

As America combats a devastating opioid epidemic, safer, non-opioid treatments have never been of greater need. Physical therapy is among the safe, effective alternatives recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in guidelines…

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60% of Adults Prescribed Opioids Have Leftover Pills

Prescription opioid deaths have quadrupled since 1999, yet even as the heartbreaking effect of the opioid epidemic increases, Americans are holding on to—and sharing—their pills. A Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health survey found…

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We’re All Responsible For Our Opioid Reliance—Even Patients

Blame our healthcare ecosystem and our quick-fix culture. Opioids are remarkable. For the treatment of severe acute pain, opioids can be the key to success. I was once administered opioid treatment, via intravenous injection, for 12…

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Opioid Overload

When it comes to back and neck pain alone, 1-2% of patients with low back pain who seek treatment have a serious disorder and require surgery, while 5-10% of patients warrant further investigation through imaging. …

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