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

Instead of opioids, Sandy Springs chiropractic is valuable for chronic pain management and relief. 

Chronic Pain: Opioids? Use Chiropractic Instead.

Sandy Springs chronic pain is rampant. Sandy Springs opioid use is widespread. What is an effective option? Chiropractic with Cross Chiropractic Center. Why? Opioids were acclaimed as a pill answer for chronic pain…costs soared, risks increased. Options and co-treatment approaches are called for. In a research analysis of 62,000 patients in 6 studies of chiropractic utilization and opioid prescribing, use of chiropractic care fluctuated from 11.3% to 51.3%. Patients who saw a chiropractor for their musculoskeletal pain issue were 49% less likely to take a prescription for an opioid than those who went to other healthcare providers. (1) Patients using on-going chiropractic care to manage their chronic low-back and neck pain told researchers that their pain would be higher without such chiropractic care. Additionally, they are willing to pay for care to maintain their mild pain levels. The “willingness to pay” cost ranges from $37.32 to $45.98. (2) Sandy Springs chiropractic patients at Cross Chiropractic Center highly regard their chiropractic care! Sandy Springs 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 allowed a patient to “forget” to visit him for a year as his pain was gone!

Cross Chiropractic Center offers spinal manipulation to athletes of all types – recreational and professional – to boost their efforts.

Sandy Springs CHIROPRACTIC TIP OF THE MONTH: Spinal Manipulation Before Sports

Sandy Springs athletes – recreational and professional – crave that edge when they do their activity. Spinal manipulation might be just that! Elite Taekwondo athletes felt added muscle strength and corticospinal excitability to ankle plantar flexor muscles after just one spinal manipulation. The added force of the maximum voluntary contraction of the plantar flexors went on for 30 minutes and the corticospinal excitability increase lasted for not less than 60 minutes. (3) Virginia Tech football players – offensive and defensive - felt better performances in two football seasons during which they received spinal manipulation treatments before games. (4) A recent report said that a single pre-exercise SMT elicited a heightened shift toward parasympathetic (the part of the autonomic nervous system responsible for regulating the body's unconscious actions) dominance and slightly diminished performance in recreational healthy athletes. (5) Time to try spinal manipulation for yourself! See if it enhances your edge. Let’s talk at your next Sandy Springs chiropractic appointment.

CONTACT Cross Chiropractic Center

Make your Sandy Springs chiropractic appointment. Cross Chiropractic Center is here to help you control your chronic pain without opioids and help you not to be a part of today’s opioid epidemic and help Sandy Springs athletes increase their edge! Thank you for trusting your spine’s health to Cross Chiropractic Center!

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