Mayo Pain Expert: Holistic Approach Helps Patients Ditch Opioids

(By Michelle Andrews for Kaiser Health News)

Each year, more than 300 patients with chronic pain take part in a three-week program at the Pain Rehabilitation Center at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. Their complaints range widely, from specific problems such as intractable lower-back pain to systemic issues such as fibromyalgia. By the time patients enroll, many have tried just about everything to get their chronic pain under control. Half are taking opioids. Continue reading article here…

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