To Curb Pain Without Opioids, Oregon Looks To Alternative Treatments

Doris Keene (right) talks with her acupuncturist before a treatment at Portland's Quest Center for Integrative Health. Keene says the treatments have eased her chronic back pain at least as effectively as the Vicodin and muscle relaxants she once relied on.i

Doris Keene (right) talks with her acupuncturist before a treatment at Portland’s Quest Center for Integrative Health. Keene says the treatments have eased her chronic back pain at least as effectively as the Vicodin and muscle relaxants she once relied on.

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Doris Keene (right) talks with her acupuncturist before a treatment at Portland's Quest Center for Integrative Health. Keene says the treatments have eased her chronic back pain at least as effectively as the Vicodin and muscle relaxants she once relied on.

Doris Keene (right) talks with her acupuncturist before a treatment at Portland’s Quest Center for Integrative Health. Keene says the treatments have

Article source: http://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2015/09/22/436905063/to-curb-pain-without-opioids-oregon-looks-to-alternative-treatments?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=affordablecareact

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