Chronic pain is often a debilitating condition which can have a significant impact on a patient’s quality of life as well as their prospects for the future. Treating and managing chronic pain presents a challenge for both doctors and patients. Current treatment regimens generally revolve around both physical therapy and the use of pharmaceutical painkillers. The use of addictive drugs such as opioid painkillers in treating chronic conditions remains a controversial practice, especially against the backdrop of a spiraling opioid addiction crisis.
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