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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Using Opioids for More Than 30 Days Could Increase Depression Risk

People who use opioids for 30 days or more in an effort to treat pain could be increasing their risk of developing depression, according to a new study. As reported by the Pain News Network (“Long Term…

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7 Staggering Statistics About America’s Opioid Epidemic

America’s prescription opioid epidemic is a topic of national news. How bad is the problem? Here are some statistics via The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), which released guidelines in March 2016 encouraging health…

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Physical Therapy vs Opioids: When to Choose Physical Therapy for Pain Management

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), sales of prescription opioids have quadrupled in the United States, even though “there has not been an overall change in the amount of pain that…

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Health Center on Opioid Use for Pain Management

Opioids are a classification of drugs that includes hydrocodone (eg, Vicodin), oxycodone (eg, OxyContin), oxymorphone (eg, Opana), and methadone. Since 1999, sales of prescription opioids have quadrupled in the United States. As sales have skyrocketed,…

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