Pain Relief Doesn’t Always Have to Come in a Pill, Study Finds

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Good article showing the person that is going through pain that there is an alternative to using pills. Especially for the person that doesn’t to become addicted to pain management type pills like percs or oxy. Provides informative links as well and very well written.

Key Takeaways:

  • And as the opioid epidemic has continued to grow in the U.S., many health providers are less willing to prescribe large doses of prescription painkillers, which can lead to addiction
  • The researchers found that acupuncture and yoga appeared to be a beneficial alternative treatments for back pain. For patients dealing with neck pain, studies found that massage therapy was helpful.
  • Nahin said the goal is to help both patients and health providers consider other options for pain relief besides prescription medications that come with sometimes significant side effects.

“And as the opioid epidemic has continued to grow in the U.S., many health providers are less willing to prescribe large doses of prescription painkillers, which can lead to addiction.”

http://abcnews.go.com/Health/pain-relief-pill-study-finds/story?id=41796460

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