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Drug-free treatments to relieve pain

Posted at 3:41 PM, Oct 02, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-02 18:41:02-04

A new, online survey of over 500 people with chronic pain found nearly half reported that their pain had worsened during the pandemic. Regarding managing chronic pain:

· 55% of respondents have used or are using opioids to treat their pain.

· Despite 60% of respondents saying they are dissatisfied with their current treatment or therapies to manage their chronic pain, more than half have never seen a pain management specialist.

· While 58% noted they were unaware of drug-free, minimally-invasive interventional pain procedures, 94% of respondents would try an FDA-approved, drug-free treatment alternative – making education even more important for people with chronic pain.