Pain Relief

Resistance to Painkiller Alternatives Slow to Overcome

US Opioid Epidemic This is the year that we’ve finally acknowledged that our country has an opioid overuse problem.  We’re not the only country where opioids are over-prescribed, but we are the worst offenders.  But while recognizing the problem is a step forward, it’s only a small one.  We still don’t have agreement on how to move away from opioids – patients, providers and insurers don’t all agree on what the solution […]

painkiller alternatives

chronic pain relief

Better Solutions to Chronic Pain Relief Than Opioids

CDC and Surgeon General Align on Chronic Pain Relief Is the United States finally coming to grips with the fact we have an opioid abuse crisis?  In March the CDC released their final guidelines for prescribing opioids for chronic pain, stating that “Patients with pain should receive treatment that provides the greatest benefits relative to risks. The contextual evidence review found that many nonpharmacologic therapies, including physical therapy, weight loss […]