Technology, already critical in many areas of health care, is poised to play an even greater role in medicine, especially in the area of pain management.
Instead of pharmaceuticals, you are going to see the emergence of “technaceuticals.”
Numerous ailments can be treated with technaceuticals, including arthritis, general joint pain, knee pain, tennis elbow and rotator-cuff injuries, among many others.
Such technology is being developed at an opportune time because many people prefer to avoid pain medication when possible.
Also, the CDC recently urged doctors who prescribe opioids to cut down on their use because of the risk that patients can become addicted to these narcotics, and because of the alarming increased incidence of fatal prescription-medication overdose.