Brain Implants Being Used to Treat Opioid Addiction
Recently, a team of doctors announced they were using brain implants to treat opioid addiction, which represents a novel treatment option for countless people across the country. Opioid addiction is one of the most pressing issues facing the healthcare system in the United States. Opioid and narcotic medications still represent first-line treatment options for individuals who suffer from chronic pain. Chronic pain can develop following a traumatic accident such as a motor vehicle collision. On the other hand, opioid medications used to treat chronic pain can lead to devastating complications and side effects, including addiction.