National Chiropractic Care Month: Chiropractic Care Reduces Need for/Use of Opioids for Pain
At Young Chiropractic, October celebrates National Chiropractic Care Month. One beneficial aspect of chiropractic is the impact it has on non-drug pain relief and management. Researchers wrote that using opioids for acute pain management is very common, yet come patients experience a tolerance to or dependence on opioids for whom a prescription for an opioid was not preferred. For these patients, non-pharmacological pain interventions included chiropractic care, manual therapy, electrical nerve stimulation, yoga, exercise, physical therapy, bracing, hot/cold, massage, etc., along with behavioral and psychological therapies like hypnosis, meditation, mindfulness, breathing, etc. Multimodal approaches like this may be beneficial. (1) Chiropractic delivers non-drug pain management. Comparing chiropractic neck pain or back pain patients to non-chiropractic care patients found that the chiropractic patients had nearly half the risk of obtaining an opioid prescription. (2) A study of the 9356 US chiropractic patients of a total of 55,949 Medicare spine pain patients revealed a 56% lower risk of filling an opioid prescription within 12 months of the initial visit. Chiropractic care was linked to a significantly reduced risk of filling a prescription for opioids. (3) In a Canadian study, 24% of adults with noncancer spine pain got an opioid prescription. The odds of starting the opioids at one year was 52% less for chiropractic care patients and 71% less in chiropractic patients who started chiropractic care within the first month of pain. (4) In this National Chiropractic Health Month, your Easley chiropractor at Young Chiropractic welcomes all who are looking for a non-drug, more natural approach to health and pain relief!
Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. James Cox on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he relates the non-drug pain-relieving benefits of The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management.
Easley CHIROPRACTIC TIP OF THE MONTH: Enjoy Nature!
Young and old equally benefit from interacting with nature. Too many of us remain inside or interact too much with our tech to get out in nature. The benefits of nature interaction are growing especially for those who are getting older and/or dealing with dementia. Recent studies reported on the connection with the natural world was significant for people coping with dementia, bringing on a sense of comfort, pleasure, stimulation, meaning, and freedom which lead to higher quality of life, well-being, independence, identity, and social interaction. Nature supplied a sense of connection to self, place, and others. (5) Another study hopefully proposed that such engagement with nature might trigger memories of past such interactions, people, and places to preserve a sense of self, too. (6) As one paper wondered in its title “connecting with the natural world – more than a breath of fresh air?” We’d say ‘yes’! Let us get out and enjoy nature (and a little exercise)! Young Chiropractic is ready! Are you?
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In this National Chiropractic Care Month, we are even more grateful for you, our chiropractic patient family! Make your next Easley chiropractic visit with Young Chiropractic soon!