April 12, 2019
The opioid crisis is one topic that dominates the news lately, and it is real and very serious. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that sales of prescription opioids have quadrupled in the country, but “there has not been an overall change in the amount of pain that Americans report.” To be sure, there are cases that warrant prescribing opioids, and the CDC issued guidelines in 2016 for their use for cancer treatment, palliative care, end-of-life care and certain acute care situations. However, physical therapy can be an excellent alternative. Read on to learn when PT is recommended for pain management in Richardson.