GAMBIER — The opioid epidemic has made the medical community re-evaluate how it prescribes pain medicine and revisit non-pharmacological treatments.
In separate sessions Thursday at the 2017 Knox Addiction Conference, Knox Community Hospital emergency room physician assistant Randy Orsborn and Swetlic Chiropractic chiropractor Jake Overholt spoke on the trend to find pain treatment solutions that involve alternatives to addictive pain drugs. While both agreed that opiate-based pain medication still has a place in medicine, their highly addictive nature is pointing the way to pain management that involves less pills and more treatment.
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