Paramount Health Resources Announces Clinical Pathway for Pain Management
No one wants to live in pain. But no one should put their health at risk in an effort to be pain free.
Since 1999, Americans have increasingly been prescribed opioids—painkillers like Vicodin, OxyContin, Opana, and methodone, and combination drugs like Percocet.
In some situations, dosed appropriately, prescription opioids are an appropriate part of medical treatment. However, opioid risks include depression, overdose, and addiction, plus withdrawal symptoms when stopping use. And people addicted to prescription opioids are 40 times more likely to become addicted to heroin.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is urging health care providers to reduce the use of opioids in favor of safe alternatives like physical therapy.
Paramount Health Resources has recently developed a Clinical Pathway for improving the way they manage people in pain. This pathway program includes improved education on the physiology of pain and attempting safer alternative for management such as graded activity and rehabilitation.
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