Chicago doc performs surgery with little or no narcotics.

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An estimated 1 million Americans will undergo knee or hip replacement surgeries this year, and most will be given narcotics to deal with the pain. It’s just that sort of surgery-opiate cycle that is helping to fuel the opioid epidemic in this country. But one Chicago doctor has found a way to perform surgery with little or no narcotics.

Learn How Myra’s New Knee Helped Her Get Her Life Back

pain and discomfort from knee injury during morning run.

I have lived with arthritis in various parts of my body for many years and in 2012 I began to experience a mild discomfort in my right knee which rapidly progressed to immense pain so harsh that it would cause me to wake up in the middle of the night. Soon, I could no longer perform everyday tasks such as walking more than a few steps at a time, driving and bending down to plant and work in my garden.