Category Archives: Opioid Alternative

Physical Therapy and Osteoarthritis

Exercise is as good as NSAIDs in relieving pain from Osteoarthritis! By Dr. John R. Mishock, PT, DPT, DC     Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common form of joint disease and the leading cause of pain in older people. OA often begins by age 40 and can worsen as we age with twenty-four percent [...]

Try Physical Therapy FIRST – an Alternative to Opioids for Pain Relief

By John R. Mishock, PT, DPT, DC An estimated 100,000 Americans died of a drug overdose this year, a never-before-seen milestone according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC, 2021). Experts believe that the increase in deaths is due to the growing use of fentanyl, an opioid prescription drug that is typically used […]

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