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How Doctors Are Treating C-section Pain - Without Opioids

5 monthes ago   |   By Cleveland Clinic

As the opioid epidemic rages on, some doctors are facing the problem head-on by looking in the mirror - reducing the amount of opioids and opioid prescriptions given out after surgeries, including cesarean sections .
Anesthesiologist Eric Chiang, MD , is on the frontlines, helping spearhead a change in pain meds prescribed after C-section at Cleveland Clinic. He explains the reasons behind this trend - and what it means for both mom and baby.
Q: Why are doctors reducing opioid prescriptions to treat pain after a C-section?
A: In the U.S., for the last two decades and continuing to today...
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