New research suggests that there are good alternative to the sole use of opioids to treat post-operative pain. Options range from preemptive anesthesia to mindfulness.
The burgeoning opioid epidemic has forced re-evaluation of use of opioids for long-term treatment of chronic pain, placing more emphasis on alternative and complimentary therapies. Spinal Cord Stimulation (SCS) may provide a much-needed alternative to opioid use for appropriate patients.
Chicago area medical facilities and hospitals are dealing with a shortage of injectable morphine, but there may be a silver lining as it means a move away from opioids. Evelyn Holmes explains. Evelyn: it's a part of the opioid crisis most are not know about the shortage of morphine.