This month is Chiropractic Health Month with efforts to raise public awareness of the value of a conservative approach to pain management. Chiropractic services are an important “first line of defense” against musculoskeletal pain and in some cases may lessen or eliminate the need for over-the-counter and prescription painkillers.
We know that inadequate pain management coupled with the epidemic of prescription opioid overuse and abuse has taken a severe toll on the lives of tens of thousands of people in the United States. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), as many as one in four patients who receive prescription opioids long term for non-cancer pain in primary care settings struggles with addiction. Every day, more than 1,000 people are treated in the ER for misusing prescription opioids.
There is a growing body of research that validates the effectiveness of chiropractic services. The American Chiropractic Association encourages patients to first exhaust conservative forms of pain management, when appropriate. Contact us, we’re here to help.