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Posted on 01-18-2018

Ohio residents with work-related back injuries in most cases must try non-drug and noninvasive treatment methods, such as chiropractic care, before turning to spinal fusion surgery, according to a new policy by the Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation intended to reduce the overprescribing of opioids. The bureau now requires an injured worker to undergo at least 60 days of alternative care—while avoiding opioid use, if possible—before resorting to spinal fusion surgery, with a few exceptions

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