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

Opioid epidemic. The news talks about it. A good way to not have to rely on opioids is to not even start with them. The public and the medical community are (coming) together about this topic. Recent research presents the benefit chiropractic care has in decreasing the need, prescribing, and use of opioids. Minster Chiropractic Center is happy to fill the additional role of pain management for Minster back pain sufferers!


Minster Chiropractic Center understands the widespread opioid use in low back pain management. Researchers do, too. They reviewed low back pain patients cared for by chiropractors to find out 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 decreased risk of adverse effects. They saw that chiropractic patients versus non-chiropractic patients were 55% less prone to fill an opioid prescription, a significantly lower number. (1) There are many Minster chiropractic patients who would like to not get their opioid prescriptions. Minster Chiropractic Center is here to help them manage their back pain with the addition of Minster chiropractic care.


Minster Chiropractic Center often works with medical colleagues to be of assistance to our Minster 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 decreased 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 kinds of opioids prescribed. The authors suggested that including chiropractic was beneficial in opioid prescribing and implementation of a non-pharmaceutical option for pain management. (2) By collaborating like this, Minster healthcare providers like your chiropractor and your medical team want what’s best for your health and back pain relief. We’ll work 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 describes how Cox® Technic relieves back pain with some talk of the place for opioids.

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

Minster 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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