May 2019 Healthy News: Pflugerville Chiropractic Benefits Chronic Pain (Without Opioids) & Athletes

Instead of opioids, Pflugerville chiropractic is valuable for chronic pain management and relief. 

Chronic Pain: Opioids? Use Chiropractic Instead.

Pflugerville chronic pain is extensive. Pflugerville opioid use is widespread. What is an effective option? Chiropractic with Pflugerville Wellness Center. Why? Opioids were hailed as a pill solution for chronic pain…costs rose, risks soared. Options and co-treatment approaches are demanded. In a research investigation of 62,000 patients in six studies of chiropractic utilization and opioid prescribing, usage of chiropractic care ranged from 11.3% to 51.3%. Patients who saw a chiropractor for their musculoskeletal pain problem were 49% less liable to obtain a prescription for an opioid than those who went to different healthcare providers. (1) Patients using on-going chiropractic care to cope with their chronic low-back and neck pain told researchers that their pain would be greater without such chiropractic care. Further, they are willing to pay for care to keep their mild pain levels. The “willingness to pay” cost ranges from $37.32 to $45.98. (2) Pflugerville chiropractic patients at Pflugerville Wellness Center highly regard their chiropractic care! Pflugerville chiropractic services benefit chronic pain along with or without opioids.

Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Vincent Pankonin on The Back Doctor’s Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson about how chronic back pain treatment without opioids utilizing the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management allowed a patient to “forget” to visit him for a year as his pain was absent!

Pflugerville Wellness Center offers spinal manipulation to athletes of all types – recreational and professional – to enhance their efforts.

Pflugerville CHIROPRACTIC TIP OF THE MONTH: Spinal Manipulation Before Sports

Pflugerville athletes – recreational and professional – want that edge when they do their sport. Spinal manipulation might be that edge! Elite Taekwondo athletes felt increased muscle strength and corticospinal excitability to ankle plantar flexor muscles after just one spinal manipulation. The added force of the maximum voluntary contraction of the plantar flexors persisted for 30 minutes and the corticospinal excitability increase went on for at least 60 minutes. (3) Virginia Tech football players – offensive and defensive - felt better performances in 2 football seasons during which they obtained spinal manipulation treatments before games. (4) A new report shared that a single pre-exercise SMT brought about a heightened shift toward parasympathetic (the part of the autonomic nervous system in charge of controlling the body's unconscious actions) dominance and marginally lessened performance in recreational healthy athletes. (5) Time to try spinal manipulation for yourself! See if it boosts your edge. Let us talk at your next Pflugerville chiropractic appointment.

CONTACT Pflugerville Wellness Center

Make your Pflugerville chiropractic appointment. Pflugerville Wellness Center is ready to help you manage your chronic pain without opioids and enable you not to be a part of today’s opioid epidemic and help Pflugerville athletes increase their edge! Thank you for entrusting your spine’s health to Pflugerville Wellness Center!

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