Low back pain gets wrong treatments.
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“More than half the total number of people taking opioids long-term have low back pain,” the report notes.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says opioid overdoses went up 30 percent between 2016 and 2017. Opioid overdoses kill around 35,000 people a year, the CDC says.
Many patients with chronic pain need some type of relief and turn to opioids for care. The wrong type of care.
Pain Doctors in New York want to relieve their patients pain. Pain does not need to be addressed by using opioids. These board certified pain specialists help patients reach effective pain resolution after trauma (Slip and fall, car accident, sports injury, work injury, etc …). Every patients situation is different and chronic pain management treatment needs to be individualized.
Lower back pain costs 3 million years of productive life every year in the U.S. — a calculation that takes into account both people affected and how long their pain keeps them out of work.
Studies show what works best to treat lower back pain: physical therapy, psychological counseling, stretching, massage and other non-invasive treatments. Rest rarely helps: all patients should be urged to stay active.
- Relax. You Do Have Options https://www.painandinjury.com/effectivetreatment/treatmentoptions/default.html
- Opioid Overdoses Treated in Emergency Departments https://www.cdc.gov/vitalsigns/opioid-overdoses/index.html
- CDC Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain | Drug …
- ER visits for opioid overdose up 30%, CDC study finds https://www.cnn.com/2018/03/06/health/opioid-overdose-emergency-departments-cdc-study/index.html