The treatment of chronic pain has been placed under a microscope because of the fallout from the widespread opioid epidemic. As we turn away from using opioids as a treatment for long-term pain, what many of you want to know is what are the alternatives? What are the non-drug alternatives or the non-pharmacological treatment and pain management for conditions so common such as lower back pain? Three experts, Dr. Steven George, Dr. Corey Simon, and Dr. Adam Goode are licensed physical therapists, educators, and researchers studying the conservative treatment of pain at Duke University. They talk about the dangers of long-term opioid use and the non-pharmacologic pain care as an alternative for treatment of pain. Learn about the effects of a home -based telephone-supported physical activity program for veterans with chronic low back pain with Dr. Adam Goode. Dr. Corey Simon shares his research called A Paradigm Shift in Geriatric Low Back Pain Management. Dr. Steven George touches on his research on advancing psychologically informed practice for patients with persistent musculoskeletal pain.
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