30Apr, 2017

Opioid Usage and Physical Therapy

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The sale of prescription opioids like Vicodin, OxyContin, Opana, Methodone and Percocet are rapidly increasing as a way to manage pain. In fact, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, they have quadrupled in the United States. The opioid usage is now become an epidemic and as of March 2016, the CDC released opioid prescription guidelines. Opioid usage is recommended for certain cases including cancer treatment, end of life care, palliative are and some acute care situations but only if properly dosed. There are risks associated with inappropriately […]