Healthy News October 2022 National Chiropractic Health Month!

Sandy Springs chiropractic care is being celebrated in this National Chiropractic Health Month. Cross Chiropractic Center describes how its non-drug approach benefits spine pain, back pain, neck pain, and related pain management and even reduces use/need for opioids.  

National Chiropractic Care Month: Chiropractic Care Reduces Need for/Use of Opioids for Pain

At Cross Chiropractic Center, October celebrates National Chiropractic Care Month. One positive chiropractic benefit is the impact it has on pain relief and management without drugs. Researchers wrote that the use of opioids for acute pain management is very common, but certain patients experience a tolerance to or dependence on opioids and don’t 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., along with behavioral and psychological therapies like hypnosis, meditation, mindfulness, breathing, etc. Multimodal approaches like this may be beneficial. (1) Chiropractic deals in non-drug pain management. Chiropractic neck pain or back pain patients compared to non-chiropractic care patients had nearly half the risk of obtaining a prescription for an opioid. (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 initial visit. Chiropractic care was linked to a significantly decreased risk of filling a prescription for opioids. (3) A Canadian study of noncancer spine patients found that 24% of them were given an opioid prescription. The risk 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 30 days of pain. (4) In this National Chiropractic Health Month, your Sandy Springs chiropractor at Cross Chiropractic Center invites all who are seeking a non-drug, more natural approach to health and pain relief!

Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. James Cox on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he explains the non-drug pain-relieving benefits of The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management.

Cross Chiropractic Center encourages our chiropractic patients to enjoy some time in nature! Interacting with nature is good for young and old alike, inspires independence, pleasure, and for dementia sufferers quite possibly even memory-triggering. 

Sandy Springs CHIROPRACTIC TIP OF THE MONTH: Enjoy Nature!

Young and old alike benefit from being out in nature. Too many Sandy Springs folks remain inside or pay too much attention to our tech to get out in nature. The advantages of nature interaction are expanding especially for those who are aging and/or coping with dementia. New studies reported on the connection with the natural world was significant for people coping with dementia, triggering a sense of comfort, pleasure, stimulation, meaning, and freedom which lead to higher quality of life, well-being, independence, identity, and social interaction. Nature provided a sense of connection to self, place, and others. (5) Another study hopefully suggested that such engagement with nature might trigger memories of past such interactions, people, and places to keep 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)! Cross Chiropractic Center is ready! Are you?

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In this National Chiropractic Care Month, we are even more grateful for you, our chiropractic patient family! Schedule your next Sandy Springs chiropractic visit with Cross Chiropractic Center now!

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