The majority of primary care physicians are concerned about opioid abuse.
The Stimwave’s small size makes for a less invasive and expensive implant procedure.
The rate of opioid overdose deaths has fallen, but heroin-related deaths are rapidly increasing.
There is still concern over transforaminal cervical injections with particulate steroids.
An FDA advisory committee is discussing the efficacy and risk-benefit balance of epidural steroid injections for pain management.
No significant link was found between long-term opioid use and cardiovascular and cancer mortality.