Arkoosh: More Therapy and Less Opioids For Pain Management

Treating pain without the use of opioids, it’s one of the arguments to stop potential addiction before it can begin.

Montgomery County Commissioner Chair Dr. Val Arkoosh says it may be time to start pressuring insurance companies to widen the scope of managing pain.

“They often will only fund a certain amount of physical therapy. Maybe someone needs to weeks more, but they don’t want to cover that. They rarely will pay for things like acupuncture or message or other alternative therapies and hose things are much more effective.”

Arkoosh says, the County’s team approach to the opioid crisis has lowed opioid death rates in Montgomery County.