Cross Chiropractic Center Offers Chiropractic Care Which May Reduce the Need of Opioids

The epidemic of opioid use. It’s been in the news. An efficient way to avoid relying on opioids is to not even start with them. The society and the medical community are (coming) together on this. New research describes the benefit chiropractic care has in reducing the prescribing, need, and use of opioids. Cross Chiropractic Center is happy to fulfil the additional role of pain management for Sandy Springs back pain sufferers!

CHIROPRACTIC BACK PAIN PATIENTS AND THEIR USE OF OPIOIDS

Cross Chiropractic Center knows the frequent opioid use in low back pain management. Researchers do, also. They reviewed low back pain patients treated by chiropractors to find out if said chiropractic patients were less prone to use or more likely to use lower doses of opioids for their pain. Such an influence could lead to a reduced risk of adverse effects. They found that chiropractic patients versus non-chiropractic patients were 55% less prone to fill an opioid prescription, a significantly lower number. (1) There are many Sandy Springs chiropractic patients who would like to not fill their opioid prescriptions. Cross Chiropractic Center is here to help them manage their back pain with the addition of Sandy Springs chiropractic care.

CHIROPRACTIC CARE IN A MEDICAL SETTING: THE POSITIVE IMPACT

Cross Chiropractic Center often cooperates with medical colleagues to be of assistance to our Sandy Springs back pain patients in managing their pain. Research supports such an effort! The study of a family medicine practice that integrated chiropractic services reported changes in opioid prescription rates. The monthly rate of opioid prescription writing decreased significantly by 22%. The rate of prescription writing for schedule II opioids dropped significantly by 32% too. The likelihood of writing a schedule II opioid prescription dropped by 27%, too, when chiropractic services were added. Medical providers prescribed daily doses of opioids that were 30% less than before chiropractic was included. Adding chiropractic reduced the dosage of opioids, the number of opioid prescriptions, and the kinds of opioids prescribed. The authors proposed that adding chiropractic was positive in opioid prescribing and implementation of a non-pharmaceutical option for pain management. (2) Working together, Sandy Springs healthcare providers like your chiropractor and your medical team want what is best for your health and back pain relief. We will come together to reach 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 relieves back pain with some discussion of the place for opioids.

Make your next Sandy Springs chiropractic appointment today. For the epidemic of back pain and opioid use, adding Sandy Springs chiropractic care may be beneficial in shrinking the epidemic of opioids. 

 
Cross Chiropractic Center presents new research that shows the benefit of chiropractic care in reducing the need and use of opioids for back pain. 
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