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June 27, 2018
Opiods for Managing Chronic Pain
This is the Position Paper for the Academy of Neurology. This is a very hot topic these days. It recognizes the risk in prescribing opiod medications and recommends alternative options of treatment when possible. It states that "Cognitive–behavioral therapy, structured exercise, spinal manipulation, and interdisciplinary rehabilitation, although proven to be moderately effective in treating subacute and chronic low back pain,are often either not available or not adequately funded"
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