May 2019 Healthy News: Lynchburg Chiropractic Benefits Chronic Pain (Without Opioids) & Athletes

Instead of opioids, Lynchburg chiropractic is valuable for chronic pain management and relief. 

Chronic Pain: Opioids? Use Chiropractic Instead.

Lynchburg chronic pain is rampant. Lynchburg opioid use is epidemic. What’s a solution? Chiropractic with Palmer Chiropractic Center. Why? Opioids were hailed as a pill answer for chronic pain…costs increased, risks increased. Options and co-treatment approaches are called for. In a research investigation of 62,000 patients in 6 studies of chiropractic use and opioid prescribing, use of chiropractic care ranged from 11.3% to 51.3%. Patients who visited a chiropractor for their musculoskeletal pain problem were 49% less apt to receive a prescription for an opioid than those who went to other healthcare providers. (1) Patients using on-going chiropractic care to manage their chronic low-back and neck pain voiced to researchers that their pain would be more without such chiropractic care. Further, they are willing to pay for care to maintain their mild pain levels. The “willingness to pay” cost ranges from $37.32 to $45.98. (2) Lynchburg chiropractic patients at Palmer Chiropractic Center appreciate their chiropractic care! Lynchburg chiropractic services benefit chronic pain in addition to or without opioids.

Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Vincent Pankonin on The Back Doctor’s Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson about how chronic back pain treatment without opioids using the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management permitted a patient to “forget” to visit him for a year as his pain was absent!

Palmer Chiropractic Center offers spinal manipulation to athletes of all types – recreational and professional – to enhance their efforts.

Lynchburg CHIROPRACTIC TIP OF THE MONTH: Spinal Manipulation Before Sports

Lynchburg athletes – recreational and professional – crave that edge when they do their thing. Spinal manipulation could be just that! Elite Taekwondo athletes felt added muscle strength and corticospinal excitability to ankle plantar flexor muscles after just one spinal manipulation. The increased force of the maximum voluntary contraction of the plantar flexors continued for 30 minutes and the corticospinal excitability increase continued for not less than 60 minutes. (3) Virginia Tech football players – offensive and defensive - experienced better performances in two football seasons during which they had spinal manipulation treatments before games. (4) A recent report shared that a single pre-exercise SMT elicited a heightened shift toward parasympathetic (the part of the autonomic nervous system responsible for regulating the body's unconscious actions) dominance and slightly diminished performance in recreational healthy athletes. (5) Time to try spinal manipulation for yourself! See if it boosts your edge. Let’s talk at your next Lynchburg chiropractic appointment.

CONTACT Palmer Chiropractic Center

Make your Lynchburg chiropractic appointment. Palmer Chiropractic Center is ready to help you manage your chronic pain without opioids and help you not to be a part of today’s opioid epidemic and help Lynchburg athletes increase their edge! Thank you for trusting your spine’s health to Palmer Chiropractic Center!

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