- By Vivien Williams
Mayo Clinic Minute: Avoid opioids for chronic pain
According to the American Academy of Pain Medicine, pain affects more Americans than diabetes, heart disease and cancer combined. Some people with chronic pain turn to long-term, opioid pain killers to help ease their suffering. But, are opioids the right answers for treating chronic pain?
In this Mayo Clinic Minute, reporter Vivien Williams talks to pain management specialist Dr. Mike Hooten about using prescription opioids for chronic pain.
Journalists: Broadcast-quality video pkg (1:00) is in the downloads. Read the script.