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Chiropractic Solutions Offers Chiropractic Care Which May Reduce the Need of Opioids

Opioid epidemic. The news talks about it. An efficient way to avoid relying on opioids is to not even start with them. The society and the medical community are (coming) together about this topic. Recent research describes the benefit chiropractic care has in reducing the prescribing, need, and use of opioids. Chiropractic Solutions is glad to fulfil the additional role of pain management for San Jose back pain sufferers!

CHIROPRACTIC BACK PAIN PATIENTS AND THEIR USE OF OPIOIDS

Chiropractic Solutions understands 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 likely to use lower doses of opioids for their pain. Such an impact could lead to a decreased risk of adverse effects. They saw 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 San Jose chiropractic patients who would like to not fill their opioid prescriptions. Chiropractic Solutions is here to help them control their back pain with the addition of San Jose chiropractic care.

CHIROPRACTIC CARE IN A MEDICAL SETTING: THE POSITIVE IMPACT

Chiropractic Solutions often cooperates with medical colleagues to be of assistance to our San Jose back pain patients in managing their pain. Research supports such an effort! The study of a family medicine practice that incorporated chiropractic services found 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% as well. The likelihood of writing a schedule II opioid prescription fell by 27%, too, when chiropractic services were included. Medical providers prescribed daily doses of opioids that were 30% less than before chiropractic was added. Adding chiropractic reduced the dosage of opioids, the number of opioid prescriptions, and the kinds of opioids prescribed. The authors indicated that adding chiropractic was positive in opioid prescribing and implementation of a non-pharmaceutical alternative for pain management. (2) Working together, San Jose healthcare providers like your chiropractor and your medical team want what is best for your health and back pain relief. We will work 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 explains how Cox® Technic eases back pain with some talk of the role of opioids.

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

 
Chiropractic Solutions 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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