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Chiropractic care for back pain tied to lower odds of opioid use

Chiropractic care for back pain tied to lower odds of opioid use

Sharing recent Reuters article on chiropractic care for back pain tied to lower odds of opioid use. Our chiropractors work with people with back pain every day so wanted to share a few highlights from the article:

“People who saw a chiropractor were 64% less likely to use opioids than people who didn’t, researchers report in the journal Pain Medicine.

“Patients with spinal pain who visit a chiropractor may receive treatments such as spinal manipulation, massage, acupuncture, exercises and education as appropriate,” said lead author Kelsey Corcoran of Yale School of Medicine in New Haven, Connecticut.

“These therapies may lead to decreased pain, improved range of motion and increased function,” Corcoran said by email. “If a patient’s pain is well controlled by the treatment they received from a chiropractor, they may subsequently need less pain medications or even none at all.””

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