Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons of California Highlight Studies: Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment Offers a Safe Alternative to Opioids

Business Wire
5/31/2017

With addiction to opioids climbing in the United States, the Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons of California are pointing to several new studies that reveal various manipulative treatments may significantly reduce pain and even relieve the symptoms of colds and pneumonia augmenting the use of drugs and focusing on a more holistic approach.

“Prescriptions for opioids and other opiates increased by 400 percent over an 11- year period,” said Dr. Stacey Pierce-Talsma, chair and associate professor of the Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine Department at Touro University California. “Medical issues including opioid use disorder and overdose deaths increased as well.”

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