Despite the nation’s alarming opioid epidemic, a new survey has found that Americans prefer a nondrug approach to pain treatment.
The research brief (Americans Prefer Drug-Free Pain Management Over Opioids), released in early September 2017, is based on data collected from February through March 2017. The full study from Gallup-Palmer College of Chiropractic Annual Study of Americans will be available in October.
Of the 6,300 adults surveyed, 78% said they preferred nondrug alternatives to treating their “physical” pain. And 41% found physical therapy as the most effective nondrug option.