Our nation is struggling with the consequences of overuse, over prescribed opioids for pain relief. One in four patients who use opioids for long-term, non-cancer pain struggle with addiction.
Masking pain and discomfort with medication gives the illusion that you feel “better” or your body has healed when it hasn’t. This treatment delays the natural healing process or can result in injury if ignored.
The accepted modality of care in our country is changing.
This year, the American College of Physicians updated guidelines with recommending non-invasive, non-drug therapy first. Based on randomized controlled studies, spinal manipulation (adjusting SPECIFICALLY as always!) was found to be therapeutic for chronic pain.
In 2015, the Joint Commission (which accredits all major hospitals) adjusted its standards and recognized the incredible value of adding non-drug approaches like chiropractic care.
Improve your wellness… decrease your pain… Today.
Reference: Chiropractic and the Opioid Epidemic. 2017. American Chiropractic Association.