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Beyond the Pill: Non-Opioid Care for Chronic Pain

Bottom Line:   One of the problems with pain medications is that they only treat the symptoms. In fact, they aren't doing a thing to resolve the source of your pain. And if you are looking for a long-term solution for pain relief, you...

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Opiates vs. Opioids: What's the Difference?

Bottom Line:   If you haven't heard about the problems that opioids have caused over the past decade, you must be living under a rock! Did you know that many of the people dying from opioids aren't recreational drug users looking for...

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The Chronic Pain Crisis is the Opioid Crisis

Bottom Line:   What began as a chronic pain epidemic has evolved into our current opioid crisis. For decades, opioids were marketed as a "safer" alternative to treat chronic pain. However, as the number of people with chronic pain...

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The Opioid Crisis: How Did We End Up Here?

Bottom Line:   About 30 years ago, there was a fundamental shift in medicine as to how pain was understood and treated. The number of people with chronic pain seemed to be rising, and it was thought that the options to address the pain...

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