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There is no question that opioids are powerful painkillers. The problem is they are also highly addictive and don’t actually fix the cause of your pain. But, if you’re struggling with chronic pain, you may be curious about your best care options. How can you fix the cause of your pain, find lasting relief, and avoid these harmful medications?

You may be surprised to discover that people who saw a chiropractor for spine pain had half the risk of filling an opioid prescription than those who didn’t. It’s not just that chiropractors don’t prescribe these dangerous medications. As time passed, most people were not likely to fill an opioid prescription at all. That indicates the care provided by chiropractors helped people find enough relief that they no longer sought medications to find relief!

  • Choosing chiropractic for spinal pain can reduce your risk of filling an opioid prescription by over 50%
  • Masking spine pain with medications can possibly increase your risk of further injury
  • Movement-based care helps your body heal and can improve your likelihood of finding long-term relief

Science Source:

Impact of Chiropractic Care on Use of Prescription Opioids in Patients with Spinal Pain. 2020

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