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Chiropractors, Naturopaths Push For More Pain Relief Alternatives03:40

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As the opioid epidemic continues, alternative medicine practitioners like naturopaths and chiropractors are lobbying to become more mainstream as an alternative to pharmaceutical pain relief. Traditional doctors worry that there isn’t enough hard science behind the claims that alternative services really help patients manage pain.

Here & Now's Robin Young speaks with STAT reporter Megan Thielking (@meggophone) about the latest lobbying efforts and the arguments on both sides of the battle.

This segment aired on April 5, 2017.


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