Pennsylvania – Chronic pain has become a major problem in America affecting one in three people. Its cost on the economy is so staggering that alternative treatments are becoming more popular.

New treatments are being developed to help chronic pain sufferers, and they are getting away from the use of drugs and opioids.

Frank McGillin, Chief Commercial Officer at NeuroMetrix says new technology is helping sufferers manage the pain without drugs.

Chronic pain involves biological, psychological and social factors. NeuroMetrix says they have designed technology that works through nerve stimulation.

There are many different alternatives people are trying, in order to cut opioid use, which can be highly addictive and is becoming an epidemic. Americans are seeking alternatives more than ever. A recent survey from NeuroMetrix shows 39 percent of people would prefer to treat their pain without drugs.