Health insurer policies may discourage use of non-opioid alternatives for lower back pain

Health insurer policies may discourage use of non-opioid alternatives for lower back pain

Public and private health insurance policies in the U.S. are missing important opportunities to encourage the use of physical therapy, psychological counseling and other non-drug alternatives to opioid medication for treating lower back pain,

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Source: Medical Xpress

 

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