There are still too many people leaving doctor’s offices with prescriptions instead of referrals to physical medicine specialists (PTs and Chiropractors). Be an advocate for yourself, demand a referral not a prescription. At BioMechanicsSRC we specialize in tough cases that other providers may have tried and failed to help.
New Study Suggests Opioids Offer Little Improvement in Chronic Pain
|The results of a systemic review and meta-analysis published in the Journal of American Medical Association show that opioids offer little benefit to chronic noncancer pain. While the study indicates that the use of opioids was associated with less pain and improved physical functioning, the magnitude of the association was small. The study concludes that nonopioid treatment would provide a similar benefit. Study author Jason Busse, DC, |
Read the study summary here
Read a CNN article summarizing the research against opioids for chronic pain