Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation Offers Chiropractic Care Which May Reduce the Need of Opioids

The epidemic of opioid use. The news talks about it. An efficient way to avoid relying on opioids is to not even start with them. The public and the medical community are (coming) together on this. New research presents the benefit chiropractic care has in reducing the prescribing, need, and use of opioids. Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation is happy to satisfy the additional role of pain management for Baton Rouge back pain sufferers!

CHIROPRACTIC BACK PAIN PATIENTS AND THEIR USE OF OPIOIDS

Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation understands the frequent opioid use in low back pain management. Researchers do, also. They reviewed low back pain patients cared for by chiropractors to find out if said chiropractic patients were less prone 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 versus non-chiropractic patients were 55% less likely to fill an opioid prescription, a considerably lower number. (1) There are many Baton Rouge chiropractic patients who would like to not fill their opioid prescriptions. Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation is here to help them control their back pain with the addition of Baton Rouge chiropractic care.

CHIROPRACTIC CARE IN A MEDICAL SETTING: THE POSITIVE IMPACT

Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation often works with medical colleagues to be of assistance to our Baton Rouge back pain patients in managing their pain. Research endorses such an endeavor! 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 fell by 27%, too, when chiropractic services were included. Medical providers prescribed daily doses of opioids that were 30% less than before chiropractic was included. Including chiropractic reduced the dosage of opioids, the number of opioid prescriptions, and the types of opioids prescribed. The authors suggested that adding chiropractic was positive in opioid prescribing and implementation of a non-pharmaceutical alternative for pain management. (2) By collaborating like this, Baton Rouge healthcare providers like your chiropractor and your medical team want what’s best for your health and back pain relief. We’ll come 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 relieves back pain with some talk of the role of opioids.

Make your next Baton Rouge chiropractic appointment now. For the epidemic of back pain and opioid use, adding Baton Rouge chiropractic care may be favorable in reducing the need and use of opioids. 

 
Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation 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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