Pain treatment through 'medical exercise' not opioids

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An increasing number of patients worry about developing an opioid addiction after surgery, but many are left with minimal options to aid their pain. To combat this issue, some companies are developing new ways of pain management through medical exercise, according to NCB 12.

Re-Kinect is a Richmond-Virgina based exercise practice, specializing in developing and executing workout programs for orthopedic patients who underwent procedures such as spine surgery or a joint replacement, as well as individuals with neurological conditions caused by strokes or Parkinson's disease.

Re-Kinect is not an alternative to surgery or opioids, but can be a solution for chronic pain patients after they  consult a medical professional, Re-Kinect Owner Amanda Harris told NBC12

The method of medical exercise was developed in Norway and is designed to help people of all ages.

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