New Study Shows Chiropractic Care is Safer than Opioids

New Study Shows Chiropractic Care is Safer than Opioids

Low back pain is one of the leading causes of disability and chronic pain among adults and one of the most common reasons adults are treated with opioids.  In fact in the United States, opioids are one of the most commonly prescribed drugs.   Although opioids give short-term pain relief, when it comes to long-term treatment, the effectiveness of opioids is lacking. 

In a recent study from the peer-reviewed journal Spine, it found that spinal manipulative therapy from a trained DC is far safer than opioids for managing chronic low back pain. For patients prescribed opioids, harmful medication-related incidents occurred 42 times more often in patients who were first prescribed opioids as opposed to patients who first received spinal manipulative therapy (SMT).    Opioid use is also associated with longer disability, increased surgical rates, and a greater risk of prolonged opioid use. 

Chiropractic care is regarded as more favorable and effective treatment for lower back pain compared to medication or surgery. It is also a more affordable and less invasive choice.

At Roth Wellness we believe that re-establishing your structural integrity is the foundation of your health. We will locate subluxations, and reduce or correct them through a series of chiropractic adjustments specifically designed to correct the vertebral subluxations in your spine. Many modern tools and techniques exist to easily rebalance the body without discomfort.

Space and times are limited, so register today by calling 615-352-9379 or schedule your appointment online.

 

SOURCE: https://journals.lww.com/spinejournal/Abstract/9000/Initial_Choice_of_Spinal_Manipulative_Therapy_for.93720.aspx