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Addicted to opioids, Jacksonville man says PT saved him

‘I would have ended up with a needle in my arm or I would have OD’ed,’ says Doug Scott

Even before Doug Scott’s SUV was rear-ended for the second time in less than a year — he was stopped at a light each time — he was in such pain he could barely sleep, could barely walk, and couldn’t stand for more than a few minutes. “And if I sneezed?” he says. “Good Lord.”

It wasn’t more drugs that saved him, Scott said. It was physical therapy, which is increasingly being used as an alternative to pain medication, as recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the American College of Physicians and the President’s Commission on Combating Drug Addiction. Read more about Doug's story in the Florida Times-Union:


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