Opioid Alternatives in Denver-Area and Longmont
Alternatives to Opioid Medications For Pain Relief
The United States has a serious opioid problem. Opioid medications such as oxycodone, hydrocodone and codeine can be highly addictive and often cause death by overdose. Yet, when medical researchers studied the relative pain-relieving capabilities of opioids compared with over-the-counter pain relievers such as Tylenol and ibuprofen, they found no statistical or clinical difference in the results. Tylenol and Advil are just as effective at relieving pain, including the pain of a broken bone, as addictive opioids.