More than 30 percent of Americans are living with chronic and acute pain, and that percentage increases with age, according to the New England Journal of Medicine. Among many physicians, opioids have commonly been the choice for chronic pain management. However, because of the side effects and risks associated, many people with chronic pain are looking for opioid alternatives. If this sounds like you, neurostimulation treatment could help better manage your pain, reduce the need for opioids and improve your overall quality of life. Be sure to consult with a pain management specialist in your area.