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Physical Therapy: First Line Therapy For Non Cancer Pain Management

No one should have to live their life in pain. That's a given.  But no one should lose their life to "Pain Killers", such as the opioids. Using these medications has landed us all in a tough spot.  Scores of people have died from opioid addiction, still more have moved beyond opioids to heroin. Heroin deaths have quadrupled in number in the last decade or so.

One of the safest approaches to pain management is physical therapy.  While chronic pain patients will likely need to employ multiple approaches of pain management, physical therapy is always a safe and effective pain management tool.  The American Physical Therapy Association has recently launched a campaign to promote this idea. Known as "#Choose PT", its aim is to make people aware of the safety and effectiveness of this form of treatment.

In 2008, a study that followed 20,000 people over a period of 11 years found that people who exercised experienced less pain than those who did not exercise.  It goes to follow that if you have less pain, you are better able to function.  If you are one of those whois suffering from noncancer pain, whether chronic or acute, and you have not tried physical therapy, maybe it's time to consider it.
It may not be the solution for everyone, but in all likelihood it will be beneficial more often than not!



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