Doctors are getting away from treating chronic pain with opioids. Our spine experts weigh in on new guidelines for low back pain that favor non-drug options, like physical therapy, acupuncture and yoga, over pills.
Discover the truth about questions that pique your curiosity in our “Short Answer” series. Pain specialist Michael Stanton-Hicks, MD, explains what you can do to manage pain as you age.
Discover the truth about questions that pique your curiosity in our “Short Answer” series. Pain specialist Michael Stanton-Hicks, MD, answers this one on getting treatment for pain.
Discover the truth about questions that pique your curiosity in our “Short Answer” series. Pain specialist Michael Stanton-Hicks, MD, answers this one on chronic pain.
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