Opioids – How Chiropractic Care Can Aid the Crisis

Opioids By The Numbers 


Opioid use and abuse has become an epidemic in the United States. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, more than 130 people die from an opioid overdose every day. In addition, it is estimated that 2 million Americans are misusing opioids and 11.4 million reported abusing prescription opioids in 2019. This has led to a nationwide opioid crisis.


Fortunately, there is hope to help end the opioid crisis in America. One of the most effective solutions is chiropractic care. Chiropractic care is a form of alternative medicine that is focused on the diagnosis and treatment of musculoskeletal disorders. It works by manipulating the spine and other joints to reduce pain and inflammation.


Studies have shown that chiropractic care is an effective treatment for both acute and chronic pain. In one study, participants who received chiropractic care for their low back pain reported a greater reduction in pain and disability than those who received only standard medical care. In another study, participants who received chiropractic care reported a greater reduction in opioid use compared to those who received only standard medical care.


Chiropractic care is an effective, non-invasive, and drug-free approach to treating pain. It can help reduce the need for opioid medications and provide long-term relief for those suffering from chronic pain. By providing an alternative to opioids, chiropractic care can help divert patients away from dangerous and addictive drugs and help to end the opioid crisis in America.


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