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Opioids, such as hydrocodone, are often prescribed for chronic pain. (Photo: iStock)

A significant issue for anyone who’s been injured in an accident, especially workers who’ve been injured on the job, is pain management.

Until recently, most pain management consisted of prescriptions for opioids and some physical therapy when appropriate. When the injury caused long-term chronic pain, often the treatment of choice was long-term opioid use

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