April 29, 2019

Chiropractic Care Reduces Opioid Scripts

Wow, almost a 50% reduction in opioid scripts! Please share!
Legally prescribed opioids can ruin lives extremely fast. I never realized how huge of a problem opioid addiction was until I started seeing patients in practice. AND IT'S A MASSIVE PROBLEM and deviating for those dealing with it along with their families.
Yes, there is a time and place for powerful medications like this (metastatic type cancers, repeat failed osteopathic type surgeries, etc.) however just going to the doctor with general pain and not trying chiropractic, PT, anti-inflammatory supplements or anything else natural first is NOT the time for these medications. The risk of getting addicted after a short period is extremely high.
The Yale School of Medicine revealed that “patients who visited a chiropractor for a musculoskeletal pain condition were 49 percent less likely to receive an opioid prescription than their counterparts who went to other healthcare providers.”
Nobody wants to be in pain but starting with the most aggressive route first is never the answer!
1. Get your body moving better, proper movement reduces pain and accelerates healing. Work with a professional to guide you.
2. Reduce processed/inflammatory foods, they are inflammatory and cause physical pain.
3. Take anti-inflammatory supplements that are right for your specific problems.
4. Sleep more, this is when your body heals.
5. Meditate and reduce mental stress. Mental stress causes increased inflammation which causes physical pain.

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