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Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation 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 not have to rely on opioids is to not even start with them. The public and the medical community are (coming) together about this topic. New research presents the benefit chiropractic care has in decreasing the need, prescribing, and use of opioids. Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation is glad to fulfil the additional role of pain management for Carrolltown back pain sufferers!

CHIROPRACTIC BACK PAIN PATIENTS AND THEIR USE OF OPIOIDS

Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation knows the widespread opioid use in low back pain management. Researchers do, too. They analyzed low back pain patients cared for by chiropractors to determine if said chiropractic patients were less likely to use or more prone to use lower doses of opioids for their pain. Such an effect could lead to a reduced risk of adverse effects. They found that chiropractic patients as opposed to non-chiropractic patients were 55% less likely to fill an opioid prescription, a significantly lower number. (1) There are many Carrolltown chiropractic patients who would like to not fill their opioid prescriptions. Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation is here to help them manage their back pain with the addition of Carrolltown chiropractic care.

CHIROPRACTIC CARE IN A MEDICAL SETTING: THE POSITIVE IMPACT

Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation often communicates with medical colleagues to help our Carrolltown back pain patients manage their pain. Research endorses such an effort! The study of a family medicine practice that integrated chiropractic services stated changes in opioid prescription rates. The monthly rate of opioid prescription writing dropped significantly by 22%. The rate of prescription writing for schedule II opioids decreased significantly by 32% too. The likelihood of writing a schedule II opioid prescription fell by 27%, too, when chiropractic services were added. Medical providers prescribed daily doses of opioids that were 30% less than before chiropractic was included. Including chiropractic reduced the dosage of opioids, the number of opioid prescriptions, and the types of opioids prescribed. The authors suggested that including chiropractic was positive in opioid prescribing and implementation of a non-pharmaceutical alternative for pain management. (2) By collaborating like this, Carrolltown healthcare providers like your chiropractor and your medical team want what’s best for your health and back pain relief. We’ll work together to accomplish 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 illustrates how Cox® Technic alleviates back pain with some talk of the place for opioids.

Schedule your next Carrolltown chiropractic appointment today. For the epidemic of back pain and opioid use, including Carrolltown chiropractic care may be advantageous in reducing the need and use of opioids. 

 
Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation 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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