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May 2019 Healthy News: Augusta Chiropractic Benefits Chronic Pain (Without Opioids) & Athletes

Instead of opioids, Augusta chiropractic is beneficial for chronic pain management and relief. 

Chronic Pain: Opioids? Use Chiropractic Instead.

Augusta chronic pain is rampant. Augusta opioid use is epidemic. What is an effective option? Chiropractic with Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic. Why? Opioids were hailed as a pill answer for chronic pain…costs rose, risks increased. Options and co-treatment approaches are demanded. In a research investigation of 62,000 patients in 6 studies of chiropractic use and opioid prescribing, use of chiropractic care fluctuated from 11.3% to 51.3%. Patients who saw a chiropractor for their musculoskeletal pain problem were 49% less likely to obtain a prescription for an opioid than those who went to other healthcare providers. (1) Patients using routine chiropractic care to cope with their chronic low-back and neck pain expressed to researchers that their pain would be higher without such chiropractic care. Further, they are willing to pay for care to maintain their mild pain levels. The “willingness to pay” cost varies from $37.32 to $45.98. (2) Augusta chiropractic patients at Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic highly regard their chiropractic care! Augusta chiropractic services benefit chronic pain along with or without opioids.

Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Vincent Pankonin on The Back Doctor’s Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson about how chronic back pain treatment without opioids utilizing the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management permitted a patient to “forget” to come see him for a year as his pain was absent!

Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic offers spinal manipulation to athletes of all types – recreational and professional – to enhance their efforts.

Augusta CHIROPRACTIC TIP OF THE MONTH: Spinal Manipulation Before Sports

Augusta athletes – recreational and professional – crave that edge when they do their activity. Spinal manipulation may be just that! Elite Taekwondo athletes experienced increased muscle strength and corticospinal excitability to ankle plantar flexor muscles after just one spinal manipulation. The increased force of the maximum voluntary contraction of the plantar flexors continued for 30 minutes and the corticospinal excitability increase continued for at least 60 minutes. (3) Virginia Tech football players – offensive and defensive - experienced improved performances in 2 football seasons during which they obtained spinal manipulation treatments before games. (4) A new report said that a single pre-exercise SMT brought about a heightened shift toward parasympathetic (the part of the autonomic nervous system in charge of controlling the body's unconscious actions) dominance and marginally lessened performance in recreational healthy athletes. (5) Time to try spinal manipulation for yourself! See if it boosts your edge. Let us chat at your next Augusta chiropractic appointment.

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Schedule your Augusta chiropractic appointment. Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic is ready to help you control your chronic pain without opioids and help you not to be a part of today’s opioid epidemic and help Augusta athletes increase their edge! Thank you for trusting your spine’s health to Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic!