The epidemic of opioid use. 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. Recent research describes the benefit chiropractic care has in reducing the prescribing, need, and use of opioids. Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic is happy to fulfil the additional role of pain management for Augusta back pain sufferers!
CHIROPRACTIC BACK PAIN PATIENTS AND THEIR USE OF OPIOIDS
Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic knows the frequent opioid use in low back pain management. Researchers do, too. They analyzed low back pain patients treated by chiropractors to find out if said chiropractic patients were less prone to use or more prone to use lower doses of opioids for their pain. Such an effect could lead to a decreased risk of adverse effects. They saw that chiropractic patients as opposed to non-chiropractic patients were 55% less prone to fill an opioid prescription, a significantly lower number. (1) There are many Augusta chiropractic patients who would like to not fill their opioid prescriptions. Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic is here to help them manage their back pain with the addition of Augusta chiropractic care.
CHIROPRACTIC CARE IN A MEDICAL SETTING: THE POSITIVE IMPACT
Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic often communicates with medical colleagues to be of assistance to our Augusta back pain patients in managing their pain. Research endorses such an endeavor! The study of a family medicine practice that integrated chiropractic services stated 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 decreased 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 reduced the dosage of opioids, the number of opioid prescriptions, and the types of opioids prescribed. The authors indicated that including chiropractic was positive in opioid prescribing and implementation of a non-pharmaceutical alternative for pain management. (2) By collaborating like this, Augusta healthcare providers like your chiropractor and your medical team want what’s best for your health and back pain relief. We’ll 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 describes how Cox® Technic alleviates back pain with some talk of the role of opioids.
Make your next Augusta chiropractic appointment now. For the epidemic of back pain and opioid use, adding Augusta chiropractic care may be advantageous in easing the opioid epidemic.