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Opioid Crisis

Avatar Dr. Kyle Bickel Jun 21, 2019

You can’t pick up a paper these days without at least once a week seeing a headline about the opioid crisis, certainly in America and to some extent throughout the world. We’re finding that opioids, the medicines that have traditionally been used to treat pain: morphine, coding, dilaudid, hydromorphone, fentanyl, percocets, vicodins, that these medicines, which are all part of the opioid family, they all come from the opium structure, the opium poppy plant that this whole family of drugs, which is effective in the short term reduction of pain has caused many problems. When we use these medications chronically. They are not very good tools for the treatment of chronic pain.

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