How Physical Therapy is Helping Those Caught in the Opioid Epidemic

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How Physical Therapy is Helping Those Caught in the Opioid Epidemic

Posted On: September 22, 2017 by Core Physical Therapy in: opioid epidemic, Pain Management, Physical Therapy, PT

At Core PT, we generally avoid controversial topics. We want everyone to feel safe and comfortable when they come in for treatment. But for today’s blog, we’re touching on an issue that physical therapy has a crucial role in alleviating: America’s opioid epidemic.   The CDC estimates that 91 Americans die every day from overdosing on this drug. Far from being individuals looking to experiment with risk or just escape life, many of opioid’s victims are people who never would have abused drugs had they not first needed to take them for chronic pain. However, prescription pain killers only mask the symptoms—they don’t actually treat it. Physical therapy is proven to treat the source of patients’ pain, eliminating the need for addictive substances. At Core Physical therapy, we specialize in pain relief, especially when it comes to spinal pain. Our program can treat everything from lumbar pain to fractures to lower back pain to degenerative

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