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New Roads Chiropractic Center Offers Chiropractic Care Which May Reduce the Need of Opioids

The epidemic of opioid use. It’s been in the news. An efficient way to not have to rely on opioids is to not even start with them. The society and the medical community are (coming) together on this. Recent research describes the benefit chiropractic care has in reducing the need, prescribing, and use of opioids. New Roads Chiropractic Center is happy to fulfil the additional role of pain management for New Roads back pain sufferers!


New Roads Chiropractic Center understands the widespread opioid use in low back pain management. Researchers do, too. They reviewed low back pain patients cared for by chiropractors to find out if said chiropractic patients were less likely to use or more prone 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 considerably lower number. (1) There are many New Roads chiropractic patients who would like to not fill their opioid prescriptions. New Roads Chiropractic Center is here to help them manage their back pain with the addition of New Roads chiropractic care.


New Roads Chiropractic Center often cooperates with medical colleagues to help our New Roads back pain patients manage their pain. Research supports such an effort! The study of a family medicine practice that integrated chiropractic services reported 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 dropped by 27%, too, when chiropractic services were added. Medical providers prescribed daily doses of opioids that were 30% less than before chiropractic was added. Including chiropractic reduced the dosage of opioids, the number of opioid prescriptions, and the kinds of opioids prescribed. The authors indicated that adding chiropractic was beneficial in opioid prescribing and implementation of a non-pharmaceutical alternative for pain management. (2) Working together, New Roads healthcare providers like your chiropractor and your medical team want what is best for your health and back pain relief. We’ll 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 alleviates back pain with some talk of the place for opioids.

Schedule your next New Roads chiropractic appointment now. For the epidemic of back pain and opioid use, adding New Roads chiropractic care may be favorable in shrinking the epidemic of opioids. 

New Roads Chiropractic Center presents new research that demonstrates the benefit of chiropractic care in reducing the need and use of opioids for back pain. 
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