Publication date: Aug 10, 2019
Michael Kennedy knows all about coping with chronic pain.
In an attempt to numb that pain, doctors gave Kennedy a smorgasbord of prescription pills, which led to an opioid addiction that almost caused him to take his life.
Amy Wachholtz, Ph. D. of CU Denver, has a goal of treating both chronic pain and opioid dependency simultaneously.
Narayana Varhabhatla, M. D. of the UCHealth Pain Management Clinic, says prescribed opioids are responsible for about 40 deaths a deaths a day in America, and that there are very few studies, if any, that chronic pain gets better with opioid use.
Kennedy’s cure from chronic pain no longer comes from prescription pills, but rather from yoga.
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