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Spinal Care Clinic Offers Chiropractic Care Which May Reduce the Need of Opioids

The epidemic of opioid use. The news talks about it. 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 on this. New research shares the benefit chiropractic care has in decreasing the prescribing, need, and use of opioids. Spinal Care Clinic is glad to satisfy the additional role of pain management for Burlington and Hamilton back pain sufferers!


Spinal Care Clinic knows the frequent opioid use in low back pain management. Researchers do, also. They reviewed 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 influence could lead to a reduced risk of adverse effects. They found that chiropractic patients as opposed to non-chiropractic patients were 55% less prone to fill an opioid prescription, a significantly lower number. (1) There are many Burlington and Hamilton chiropractic patients who would like to not fill their opioid prescriptions. Spinal Care Clinic is here to help them manage their back pain with the addition of Burlington and Hamilton chiropractic care.


Spinal Care Clinic often works with medical colleagues to be of assistance to our Burlington and Hamilton back pain patients in managing their pain. Research endorses such an endeavor! The study of a family medicine practice that incorporated chiropractic services stated changes in opioid prescription rates. The monthly rate of opioid prescription writing decreased 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 decreased the dosage of opioids, the number of opioid prescriptions, and the types of opioids prescribed. The authors suggested that adding chiropractic was beneficial in opioid prescribing and implementation of a non-pharmaceutical alternative for pain management. (2) Working together, Burlington and Hamilton 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 attain 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 discussion of the place for opioids.

Schedule your next Burlington and Hamilton chiropractic appointment now. For the epidemic of back pain and opioid use, adding Burlington and Hamilton chiropractic care may be advantageous in reducing the need and use of opioids. 

Spinal Care Clinic 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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