PT, Opioid Study, an Example of 'Back to the Future'
Sarasota, FL (WorkersCompensation.com) - Physical therapy initiated within three months of a musculoskeletal injury reduces the likelihood that a patient will use opioids. An analysis of nearly 90,000 private health claims also showed that if these same patients were prescribed opioids at a later date, their use of the drugs was generally lower.
The study, published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, provides more evidence that non-pharmacologic treatments may negate the need ...
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