Story excerpt provided by WKSU.
Written by Kevin Niedermier.
The opioid epidemic has intensified the call for alternatives to narcotics for people with acute and chronic pain.
In last week’s State of the State, Ohio Governor John Kasich said he wants to put more money toward finding other options. He recommended devoting $20 million to help Ohio researchers develop new technologies to fight pain.
One option already available is electric stimulation. And as WKSU’s Kevin Niedermier reports, a Cleveland-area company’s electric-pain treatment therapy is seeing heightened interest as the opioid problem grows.
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Originally published April 11, 2017.