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16 Opioid Alternatives

The CDC recommends non-opioid alternatives for chronic pain, but some alternatives are more effective than others and some can be harmful. In this slideshow, we review the evidence.(©SteveHeap/Shutterstock.com)


In contrast to the inevitability of aging, modifiable postindustrial-era risk factors could signal that the disease is preventable.

This pharmaceutical-grade formulation should be considered a first-line treatment, European study authors concluded.

New findings support further exploration of mechanism-based management of pain as a disease unto itself.

Coronary disease, heart failure, type 2 diabetes, COPD, and obesity may no longer stand in the way of exercise therapy.

Pain catastrophizing may play an important role in total knee arthroplasty decision making.

Consumption increases risk in men. Understanding the mechanisms may help identify prevention strategies.

Risk estimates stratified by various factors further illustrate the significant burden of symptomatic OA.


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