You decide before they prescribe.

Alternative Approaches to Pain Management

Know your options before taking prescription opioids.

Know Your OptionsInformation for Patients

Do you live with pain? Do you take opioids?
They can be helpful but, for many, the risks outweigh the benefits.

In fact, did you know, opioids can sometimes increase pain sensitivity over time?! Talk to your doctor about non-opioid alternatives such as acetaminophen, ibuprofen and naproxen. A great idea is to try alternative forms of pain management that pose less risk, such as physical therapy, gentle exercise, yoga, chiropractic care, massage and acupuncture!

Healthy Aging: Know your Options

This dynamic video highlights alternative options for pain management that don’t involve opioids:

  • About Opioids
  • Chiropractic Care
  • Physical Therapy
  • Massage Therapy
  • Acupuncture
  • Yoga

About Opioids

Andi Williams, Executive Director of Community in Crisis, discusses the opioid epidemic and how to stay risk-free.

  • The opioid epidemic
  • Some startling facts
  • Safe opioid use
  • Safeguarding your medications
  • Safe disposal of your medications

Chiropractic Care

Dr. Brian Wallace talks about the benefits of chiropractic care that can heal the whole person and lead to a healthy and full life without pain.

  • Chiropractic care for pain management
  • Addressing pain through chiropractic care
  • Tracking results
  • How to find a chiropractor
  • Possible coverages under insurance

Physical Therapy

Christi McCarthy,  physical therapist, tells us about the benefits of physical therapy and how it can help reduce and eliminate chronic pain.

  • Physical therapy care for pain management
  • Addressing pain through physical therapy
  • Tracking results
  • How to find a physical therapist
  • Possible coverages under insurance

Massage Therapy

Jenn Husnik, a licensed massage therapist, discusses how she works with patients to assist in their pain management regimen.

  • Massage therapy overview
  • Addressing pain through massage therapy
  • How to find a massage therapist
  • Possible coverages under insurance

Acupuncture

Keith Kimmick, a licensed acupuncturist, discusses how acupuncture can manage your pain.

  • Acupuncture for pain management
  • Addressing pain through acupuncture
  • How to achieve results through acupuncture
  • How to find a certified specialist
  • Possible coverages under insurance

Yoga

Katy Soulas, an RN and certified yoga instructor, shares the basis of yoga and how it can benefit someone experiencing pain in lieu of medications.

  • Yoga for pain management
  • Addressing pain through yoga
  • How to achieve results through yoga
  • How to find a certified instructor
  • Possible coverages under insurance

Chronic Pain Management

Community in Crisis holds lectures in alternative pain management and tapering off current opioid prescriptions are held for those suffering from chronic pain.

For more information contact Brenda: cicsenioreducation@gmail.com

NJ COVID-19 response to prescription pain killers and naloxone.

TRENTON – Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal, the New Jersey Coordinator for Addiction Responses and Enforcement Strategies (“NJ CARES”), and the Division of Consumer Affairs today announced that New Jersey physicians, dentists, and other healthcare practitioners who prescribe opioids for the management of chronic pain must also prescribe the opioid antidote naloxone to certain at-risk patients during the COVID-19 crisis.

Under an Administrative Order issued today, prescribers must co-prescribe naloxone to any patient continuously receiving opioids for chronic pain management if the patient has one or more prescriptions totaling 90 morphine milligram equivalents (MME) or more per day, or is concurrently taking an opioid and a benzodiazepine. These patients face heightened risk of a fatal overdose. (May 21, 2020)

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