Living with chronic pain can be devastating, and effective pain management is important to getting your life back. It is essential that you and your doctor discuss treatment options, carefully considering all of the risks and benefits. Some medications, such as prescription opioids, can help relieve pain in the short term but also come with serious risks and potential complications—and should be prescribed and used carefully.
The American Physical Therapy is actively working to educate the community on the role physical therapy and play in managing chronic pain. The CDC has also recommended safer alternatives like physical therapy to manage pain.