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11.30.2016

Developing expertise to treat chronic pain without opioids

The process of healing should involve more legwork than a simple prescription, UW Medicine specialist says

KIRO Radio  |  Updated 2:00 PM, 11.30.2016

Posted in: Healthcare

  • A medical technician prepares a chronic-pain patient for a diagnostic procedure at UW Medical Center. Clare McLean

As the opioid epidemic continues to ravage U.S. communities, medical specialists are exploring better ways to treat pain without opioids. Physicians at the University of Washington Medical Center are among national leaders in creating more options for patients.

“In terms of disabilities, it’s tens of millions who are not able to function fully in society because of their ongoing pain,” said Dr. Brett Stacey, medical director at the UW Medicine Center for Pain Relief.

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