The opioid epidemic has become a major concern across the nation and rightly so. It shows no signs of letting up and is resulting in thousands of deaths each year. Many people have become addicted and prone to serious risks to drugs that they may have started taking innocently for pain due to injury, disease or surgery.

Experts are now recommending that physicians in clinics and hospitals work to find other options for pain control rather than constantly turning to medications including high-risk opioids for every diagnosis.

Here are just a few options available to a variety of patients that can often decrease pain and help them experience a better quality of life without the need for more addictive drugs. Continue reading →