Apple Country Chiropractic Offers Chiropractic Care Which May Reduce the Need of Opioids

Opioid epidemic. It’s been in the news. A good way to not have to rely on opioids is to not have to start with them. The society and the medical community are (coming) together on this. New research presents the benefit chiropractic care has in decreasing the need, prescribing, and use of opioids. Apple Country Chiropractic is glad to fulfil the additional role of pain management for Williamson back pain sufferers!


Apple Country Chiropractic knows the widespread opioid use in low back pain management. Researchers do, too. They analyzed low back pain patients treated by chiropractors to see if said chiropractic patients were less prone to use or more likely to use lower doses of opioids for their pain. Such an impact 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 significantly lower number. (1) There are many Williamson chiropractic patients who would like to not fill their opioid prescriptions. Apple Country Chiropractic is here to help them control their back pain with the addition of Williamson chiropractic care.


Apple Country Chiropractic often works with medical colleagues to be of assistance to our Williamson back pain patients in managing their pain. Research supports 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 dropped 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 added. 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) Working together, Williamson healthcare providers like your chiropractor and your medical team want what is best for your health and back pain relief. We will 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 explains how Cox® Technic eases back pain with some talk of the role of opioids.

Schedule your next Williamson chiropractic appointment today. For the epidemic of back pain and opioid use, adding Williamson chiropractic care may be favorable in easing the opioid epidemic. 

Apple Country Chiropractic 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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