Can physical therapy help fight the opioid epidemic

KARD - The opioid epidemic is a significant public health issue that has swarmed the nation. 

Lynn Kari has suffered from a harrowing accident that left her without two major parts of her body. “Mine were literally ripped off my body in an accident. Whether it was surgical, whether it was a clean cut, or not; the bone actually feels that pain and that was probably the worst part of the pain.”

As a result Kari was given a prescription of several different types of opioids. However, she didn’t want them to take over her life. “I did not want to become addicted to it. The pain that I was experiencing was enough for me to be prescribed as much opioids as I wanted,” she said.