Pain affects more Americans than diabetes, heart disease and cancer combined, and chronic pain is the most common cause of disability.
Many people who suffer with chronic pain find relief from opioid pain medication. Mayo Clinic experts say opioids may benefit a certain percentage of people with chronic pain, such as advanced cancer patients, but they are usually not the best long-term option for most.
Check out this informative clip from Mayo Clinic for more. And when you need pain treatment…always have a frank discussion with your provider about what’s right for you.