back pain

Managing Chronic Pain

Jun 11, 2019

With about 2 million Americans suffering from opioid addiction, the nation’s healthcare system has tried to perform an extraordinary balancing act – help patients who suffer from chronic pain while also aggressively combating the opioid epidemic.  


Blausen.com staff

Central New Yorkers suffering with back pain might not know the best way to do something about it.  There can be a wide range of causes – which you might want to know before choosing the best therapy.

If the groan of back pain, getting up from a chair or leaning over, sounds familiar, well you're hardly alone.

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It appears more Upstate New Yorkers are resorting to opiates and surgery to address back pain over simpler, more effective treatments.  There’s concern that could be leading to worse outcomes.