Palmer Chiropractic Center Offers Chiropractic Care Which May Reduce the Need of Opioids

The epidemic of opioid use. The news talks about it. A good way to avoid relying on opioids is to not even start with them. The public and the medical community are (coming) together on this. New research describes the benefit chiropractic care has in reducing the prescribing, need, and use of opioids. Palmer Chiropractic Center is happy to fill the additional role of pain management for Lynchburg back pain sufferers!


Palmer Chiropractic Center understands the widespread opioid use in low back pain management. Researchers do, too. They analyzed low back pain patients treated by chiropractors to determine if said chiropractic patients were less prone to use or more prone to use lower doses of opioids for their pain. Such an impact could lead to a reduced risk of adverse effects. They found that chiropractic patients as opposed to non-chiropractic patients were 55% less prone to fill an opioid prescription, a significantly lower number. (1) There are many Lynchburg chiropractic patients who would like to not get their opioid prescriptions. Palmer Chiropractic Center is here to help them control their back pain with the addition of Lynchburg chiropractic care.


Palmer Chiropractic Center often cooperates with medical colleagues to be of assistance to our Lynchburg back pain patients in managing their pain. Research endorses such an effort! The study of a family medicine practice that integrated chiropractic services stated 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 dropped significantly by 32% as well. The likelihood of writing a schedule II opioid prescription fell by 27%, too, when chiropractic services were included. Medical providers prescribed daily doses of opioids that were 30% less than before chiropractic was included. Including chiropractic decreased the dosage of opioids, the number of opioid prescriptions, and the types of opioids prescribed. The authors suggested that adding chiropractic was beneficial in opioid prescribing and implementation of a non-pharmaceutical option for pain management. (2) Working together, Lynchburg healthcare providers like your chiropractor and your medical team want what is best for your health and back pain relief. We’ll come together to reach 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 illustrates how Cox® Technic eases back pain with some talk of the place for opioids.

Make your next Lynchburg chiropractic appointment soon. For the epidemic of back pain and opioid use, adding Lynchburg chiropractic care may be beneficial in reducing the need and use of opioids. 

Palmer Chiropractic Center 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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