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By Julie Carr Smyth | Insurance Journal Ohio residents with work-related back injuries in most cases must try remedies like rest, physical therapy and chiropractic care before turning to spinal fusion surgery and prescription painkillers under a groundbreaking new guideline that is partly meant to reduce the over prescribing of opioids but isn’t sitting [...]
Columbus, OH – The Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC) board of directors approved a rule June 23 discouraging surgery and opioid use in favor of conservative therapy for workers with lower back injuries. Under BWC’s new spinal fusion rule, the agency requires those workers to first undergo at least 60 days of comprehensive conservative [...]
The FDA, CDC, and IOM have recommended the use of non-drug treatment like chiropractic for pain before opioids. CDC Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain — United States, 2016: "Several nonpharmacologic and nonopioid pharmacologic treatments have been shown to be effective in managing chronic pain in studies ranging in duration from 2 weeks [...]
Non-drug alternatives for pain management gaining momentum among public, treatment providers. From the dark devastation of the opioid epidemic comes a hopeful transformation in health care. It’s a transformation in pain treatment that has received little attention, but it is well underway and gaining momentum as experts seek better solutions to end the opioid [...]
A new analysis finds that the hands-on technique works as well as pain drugs and is safer, too When you wrench your back, your first impulse may be to rummage through the medicine cabinet for an over-the-counter pain drug or even ask your doctor to prescribe a strong opioid painkiller such as Percocet or Vicodin. [...]
Treatment of Acute Pain While these guidelines provide a pathway for the management of acute pain, not every patient will need each option and care should be individualized. Non-Pharmacologic Treatment Non-pharmacologic therapies should be considered as first-line therapy for acute pain unless the natural history of the cause of pain or clinical judgment warrants [...]