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Chiropractic Care Offers Chiropractic Care Which May Reduce the Need of Opioids

Opioid epidemic. The news talks about it. A good way to avoid relying on opioids is to not even start with them. The public and the medical community are (coming) together about this topic. New research presents the benefit chiropractic care has in reducing the need, prescribing, and use of opioids. Chiropractic Care is glad to fill the additional role of pain management for West Palm Beach back pain sufferers!


Chiropractic Care knows the widespread opioid use in low back pain management. Researchers do, also. They analyzed low back pain patients cared for by chiropractors to see if said chiropractic patients were less likely to use or more likely to use lower doses of opioids for their pain. Such an effect could lead to a reduced risk of adverse effects. They found that chiropractic patients versus non-chiropractic patients were 55% less likely to fill an opioid prescription, a considerably lower number. (1) There are many West Palm Beach chiropractic patients who would like to not fill their opioid prescriptions. Chiropractic Care is here to help them control their back pain with the addition of West Palm Beach chiropractic care.


Chiropractic Care often works with medical colleagues to help our West Palm Beach back pain patients manage their pain. Research supports such an endeavor! The study of a family medicine practice that incorporated chiropractic services found changes in opioid prescription rates. The monthly rate of opioid prescription writing decreased 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 dropped by 27%, too, when chiropractic services were included. Medical providers prescribed daily doses of opioids that were 30% less than before chiropractic was included. Adding chiropractic decreased the dosage of opioids, the number of opioid prescriptions, and the types of opioids prescribed. The authors indicated that adding chiropractic was positive in opioid prescribing and implementation of a non-pharmaceutical alternative for pain management. (2) By collaborating like this, West Palm Beach healthcare providers like your chiropractor and your medical team want what is 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 describes how Cox® Technic alleviates back pain with some discussion of the place for opioids.

Schedule your next West Palm Beach chiropractic appointment now. For the epidemic of back pain and opioid use, including West Palm Beach chiropractic care may be beneficial in easing the opioid epidemic. 

Chiropractic Care 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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