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Treating Pain Without Opioids

It is a sad fact that many Veterans live with chronic pain.  Many turn to opioids to battle their pain, but there are alternatives.

 

Why You Should Consider Alternative to Opioids

While there are a time and place for opioids, other pain management techniques are available to help reduce pain without the fear of overdose or addiction. Some of the reasons to consider treating pain without opioids include:

It reduces the risk of overdose

Opioids do not address the source of the pain

Opioids do not increase function

Opioids may increase pain and pain sensitivity over time (doctors call this condition enhanced pain sensitivity)

Opioids don’t relieve neuropathic (nerve) pain

Click HERE for the full article courtesy of Asana Recovery.

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