National Chiropractic Care Month: Chiropractic Care Reduces Need for/Use of Opioids for Pain
At Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic, October celebrates National Chiropractic Care Month. One beneficial aspect of chiropractic is the impact it has on non-drug pain management and relief. Researchers wrote that using opioids for acute pain management is very common, yet certain patients experience a tolerance to or dependence on opioids and do not prefer an opioid prescription. For such patients, non-pharmacological pain interventions involved chiropractic care, manual therapy, electrical nerve stimulation, yoga, exercise, physical therapy, bracing, hot/cold, massage, etc., as well as 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 almost half the risk of receiving an opioid prescription. (2) A study of the 9356 US chiropractic patients of a total of 55,949 Medicare spine pain patients reported a 56% lower risk of filling an opioid prescription within 12 months of the first visit. Chiropractic care was linked to a significantly reduced risk of filling an opioid prescription. (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 initiated chiropractic care within the first month of pain. (4) In this National Chiropractic Health Month, your Augusta chiropractor at Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic welcomes all who are looking for a non-drug, more natural path 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 effects of The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management.
Augusta CHIROPRACTIC TIP OF THE MONTH: Enjoy Nature!
Young and old equally benefit from interacting with nature. Too many Augusta folks stay indoors 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 coping with dementia. Recent studies documented how the connection with the natural world was significant for people living 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 bring on 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’s get out and enjoy nature (and a little exercise)! Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic is ready! Are you?
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In this National Chiropractic Care Month, we are even more thankful for you, our chiropractic patient family! Schedule your next Augusta chiropractic visit with Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic now!