College Student Controls Pain, and Avoids Opioids with Physical Therapy

November 22, 2016: When Morgan Hay broke her big toe, she assumed it was a small injury.

Weeks later, however, her foot was still discolored and swollen, and the pain was so intense that she passed out.

Morgan was referred to a neurologist, who prescribed numerous medications, including opioids, to mask the sensation of pain. The quick-fix approaches created more problems, and Morgan felt like she was living outside of her own body. 

She was ultimately diagnosed with complex regional pain syndrome and started working with a physical therapist, and regaining control of her pain. 

In this episode of Move Forward Radio, Morgan shares her journey with extreme pain, and details how physical therapy is helping her along the way.

Read more about Morgan’s transformative story.

Read more about complex regional pain disorder.

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