The Yale School of Medicine at Yale University conducted a study involving chiropractic care and the opioid crisis. Their findings (presented at the American Academy of Pain Medicine 2019 Annual Meeting) were startling: “Chiropractic care today is contributing toward an almost 50% reduction in opioid prescriptions issued in the United States.” This percentage is in comparison to other individuals who sought care from other, non-chiropractor healthcare providers.
Conditions such as lower back pain and osteoarthritis of the hips, knees and hands are typically treated with opioids. However, chiropractors provide many of the treatments advised by clinical guidelines. The care provided by chiropractors is considered the “front line” treatment ahead of any medication.
If you or someone you know is suffering from lower back, sciatic nerve pain, headaches, extremity conditions, neck pain, whiplash or other common health complaints, have them check in with a chiropractor such as myself first. Chiropractic is emerging as a more accessible first step when it comes to care thanks to last year’s legislation from the U.S. Congress directing the Department of Health to review its payment policies. Optimal health and more conservative approaches to care have never been more accessible!
When individuals are suffering from pain, their quality of life is drastically lowered. Unfortunately, the use of opioids is not shown to help with quality of life, nor is it a safe way to manage pain. The goal of treatment should be to get you back to doing what you love and what makes your life worthwhile. Through chiropractic care, your body works harmoniously to help heal itself. I can work with you to complete a wide range of therapies, nutritional changes and chiropractic adjustments to get you back to feeling like the best version of yourself.
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Best of health,