The epidemic of opioid use. The news talks about it. A good way to avoid relying on opioids is to not have to start with them. The public and the medical community are (coming) together about this topic. Recent research describes the benefit chiropractic care has in decreasing the prescribing, need, and use of opioids. Young Chiropractic is happy to fulfil the additional role of pain management for Easley back pain sufferers!
CHIROPRACTIC BACK PAIN PATIENTS AND THEIR USE OF OPIOIDS
Young Chiropractic understands the widespread opioid use in low back pain management. Researchers do, too. They reviewed low back pain patients treated by chiropractors to determine if said chiropractic patients were less prone to use or more likely to use lower doses of opioids for their pain. Such an effect could lead to a decreased risk of adverse effects. They found that chiropractic patients versus non-chiropractic patients were 55% less prone to fill an opioid prescription, a significantly lower number. (1) There are many Easley chiropractic patients who would like to not get their opioid prescriptions. Young Chiropractic is here to help them manage their back pain with the addition of Easley chiropractic care.
CHIROPRACTIC CARE IN A MEDICAL SETTING: THE POSITIVE IMPACT
Young Chiropractic often works with medical colleagues to be of assistance to our Easley back pain patients in managing their pain. Research supports such an endeavor! The study of a family medicine practice that incorporated chiropractic services found fluctuations 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% too. 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 included. Including chiropractic reduced the dosage of opioids, the number of opioid prescriptions, and the kinds of opioids prescribed. The authors suggested that including chiropractic was positive in opioid prescribing and implementation of a non-pharmaceutical alternative for pain management. (2) Working together, Easley healthcare providers like your chiropractor and your medical team want what is best for your health and back pain relief. We will work together to attain 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 discussion of the role of opioids.
Schedule your next Easley chiropractic appointment now. For the epidemic of back pain and opioid use, adding Easley chiropractic care may be beneficial in easing the opioid epidemic.