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Chiropractic Spine Sports And Rehabilitation Offers Chiropractic Care Which May Reduce the Need of Opioids

Opioid epidemic. It’s been in the news. An efficient way to avoid relying on opioids is to not have to start with them. The society and the medical community are (coming) together about this topic. Recent research describes the benefit chiropractic care has in reducing the prescribing, need, and use of opioids. Chiropractic Spine Sports And Rehabilitation is happy to satisfy the additional role of pain management for Tonawanda back pain sufferers!


Chiropractic Spine Sports And Rehabilitation knows the frequent opioid use in low back pain management. Researchers do, also. They reviewed low back pain patients treated by chiropractors to find out if said chiropractic patients were less likely to use or more prone to use lower doses of opioids for their pain. Such an impact could lead to a decreased risk of adverse effects. They found that chiropractic patients as opposed to non-chiropractic patients were 55% less likely to fill an opioid prescription, a considerably lower number. (1) There are many Tonawanda chiropractic patients who would like to not get their opioid prescriptions. Chiropractic Spine Sports And Rehabilitation is here to help them control their back pain with the addition of Tonawanda chiropractic care.


Chiropractic Spine Sports And Rehabilitation often cooperates with medical colleagues to be of assistance to our Tonawanda back pain patients in managing their pain. Research endorses such an effort! The study of a family medicine practice that integrated chiropractic services reported changes in opioid prescription rates. The monthly rate of opioid prescription writing dropped significantly by 22%. The rate of prescription writing for schedule II opioids dropped significantly by 32% as well. The likelihood of writing a schedule II opioid prescription fell by 27%, too, when chiropractic services were included. Medical providers prescribed daily doses of opioids that were 30% less than before chiropractic was added. Including chiropractic decreased the dosage of opioids, the number of opioid prescriptions, and the types of opioids prescribed. The authors proposed that adding chiropractic was positive in opioid prescribing and implementation of a non-pharmaceutical alternative for pain management. (2) Working together, Tonawanda healthcare providers like your chiropractor and your medical team want what’s best for your health and back pain relief. We’ll come together to reach that goal.

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Listen to this PODCAST with DR. James Cox on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he illustrates how Cox® Technic relieves back pain with some talk of the place for opioids.

Schedule your next Tonawanda chiropractic appointment now. For the epidemic of back pain and opioid use, adding Tonawanda chiropractic care may be advantageous in shrinking the epidemic of opioids. 

Chiropractic Spine Sports And Rehabilitation presents new research that shows the benefit of chiropractic care in reducing the need and use of opioids for back pain. 
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