Pflugerville Wellness Center Offers Chiropractic Care Which May Reduce the Need of Opioids

Opioid epidemic. It’s been in the news. 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. Recent research presents the benefit chiropractic care has in decreasing the prescribing, need, and use of opioids. Pflugerville Wellness Center is happy to fill the additional role of pain management for Pflugerville back pain sufferers!

CHIROPRACTIC BACK PAIN PATIENTS AND THEIR USE OF OPIOIDS

Pflugerville Wellness Center understands the frequent opioid use in low back pain management. Researchers do, also. They analyzed low back pain patients treated 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 influence could lead to a reduced 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 Pflugerville chiropractic patients who would like to not get their opioid prescriptions. Pflugerville Wellness Center is here to help them manage their back pain with the addition of Pflugerville chiropractic care.

CHIROPRACTIC CARE IN A MEDICAL SETTING: THE POSITIVE IMPACT

Pflugerville Wellness Center often communicates with medical colleagues to be of assistance to our Pflugerville back pain patients in managing their pain. Research endorses 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 dropped significantly by 22%. The rate of prescription writing for schedule II opioids dropped significantly by 32% too. The likelihood of writing a schedule II opioid prescription dropped by 27%, too, when chiropractic services were included. 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 types of opioids prescribed. The authors proposed that including chiropractic was beneficial in opioid prescribing and implementation of a non-pharmaceutical alternative for pain management. (2) By collaborating like this, Pflugerville 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 accomplish 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 illustrates how Cox® Technic eases back pain with some talk of the place for opioids.

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

 
Pflugerville Wellness Center 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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