pain management

CHRONIC PAIN MANAGEMENT IN THE MIDST OF THE OPIOID CRISIS

CHRONIC PAIN MANAGEMENT IN THE MIDST OF THE OPIOID CRISIS

Opioid addiction has increased by over 500% in the last seven years—there is hardly an American who doesn’t know someone who is addicted, who has been directly affected by opiate addiction, or who is addicted himself. In response to this epidemic, the CDC has enacted changes to the way doctors may administer and prescribe opiates. This has left many chronic pain patients frustrated and in fear of losing access to the medications that keep them functional.