There are be
tter (in my opinion) treatments for chronic pain that are much safer than opioids,such as physical therapy, cognitive be
havioral therapy, anti-depression medications, and treatment of underlying psychiatric illnesses such as depression and
anxiety, dietary and
life-style changes, etc.
High dose long term opiates have not be
en shown in multiple studies to improve long term pain scores of chronic pain patients - and that is the most important fact of the whole article.