Over 100,000 have died of drug overdoses between Apr 2020 – Apr 2021, with a particular rise in fentanyl seizures reported by The Washington Post. As the US government searches for ways to crack down on illegal use of pharmaceutical opioids, The Spine and Orthopedic Pain Center continues to offer pain management options to patients through non-surgical treatments and minimize the use of pain medication as much as possible.
According to the National Pain Advocacy Center, 1 out of every 6 Americans experiences daily pain while 40 million Americans experience severe pain on a regular basis.
It’s critical to properly educate patients on different choices for pain management to make educated decisions with full awareness of the risks and benefits to expect from the different methods of treatment. Education around pain management treatments is statistically shown to reduce dependence on strong pain medications and reduce the time and financial burden of addressing pain.
If you or someone you know experiences chronic pain and would like to speak with a healthcare provider on safe, pain management options please call Dr. Bragg’s practice to schedule an appointment at 757-333-3360
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