Chiropractors and alternative pain management may be the answer the country needs to end opioid abuse.
Over the past 5 years, opioid use and addiction have skyrocketed, with no end in sight. As doctors continue prescribing opioids for pain management, the addiction rate is expected to continue to rise. It is estimated that over 259 million opioid prescriptions are written every year, which translates to be approximately 1.5 bottles for each American adult. However, with alternative pain management leveraging chiropractic care becoming a proven solution to avoid pain medication, all-natural options are becoming more widely known.
Recent research suggests that exploring non-medication based pain management strategies can be an effective way to curb opioid addiction. One of the oldest and most non-invasive approaches involve using regular chiropractic treatments to alleviate tension, stress, and pain across many areas of the body. In fact, a Dartmouth University study found that when chiropractic care is used, it served to treat lower back pain, with patients self-reporting 57% less pain medication.
Chiropractic adjustments help to align the spine and improves the body’s functioning. When the spine is out of alignment, the nervous system is affected and can lead to a host of issues including physical pain, digestive ailments, and even digestive discomforts. By visiting a reputable chiropractor to develop a comprehensive care plan can be a practical and all-natural way to manage your pain and reduce the need for opioid prescriptions. As leading chiropractors expand their offerings and lower the cost of service, more and more Americans will have greater access to non-invasive options to better relieve pain and stress.
If you’re experiencing back pain ranging from mild to severe, or have chronic pain in other areas of your body, then now is the time to consider scheduling a full-body evaluation with the experienced doctors at Corrective Chiropractic. Our highly-trained doctors will be happy to meet with you to learn more about your current pain concerns and create a comprehensive and all-natural pain management plan to get you feeling like yourself again.