Alternatives For Opioids
There are some things patients can do if they want to replace opioids, says Dr. Samantha Taghva, Internal Medicine Physician with Baptist Health South Florida.
In neuropathic pain, for example, Doctor Taghva mentions there are controlled medications which are not in the opioid family, that are going to work on the action of the nerves and try to relieve pain.
She recognizes that people can be scary about certain opioids like morphine. “I think that their fears are correct. We, as physicians, have to look at other things," she affirms.