Is the “Anything But Opioids” Plan Fail-Proof?

Is the “Anything But Opioids” Plan Fail-Proof?

Even before the widespread acceptance of the opioid epidemic, spine pain treatment has tried to focus on non- narcotic strategies.  The American College of Physicians in 2017 published in the Annals of Internal Medicine that since “most patients with acute or subacute back pain improve over time regardless of treatment”, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are…