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Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn Offers Chiropractic Care Which May Reduce the Need of Opioids

Opioid epidemic. It’s been in the news. An efficient way to avoid relying on opioids is to not have to start with them. The society and the medical community are (coming) together on this. New research describes the benefit chiropractic care has in decreasing the prescribing, need, and use of opioids. Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn is glad to satisfy the additional role of pain management for Ashburn back pain sufferers!

CHIROPRACTIC BACK PAIN PATIENTS AND THEIR USE OF OPIOIDS

Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn knows the frequent opioid use in low back pain management. Researchers do, also. They reviewed low back pain patients treated by chiropractors to find out if said chiropractic patients were less likely 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 likely to fill an opioid prescription, a considerably lower number. (1) There are many Ashburn chiropractic patients who would like to not get their opioid prescriptions. Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn is here to help them control their back pain with the addition of Ashburn chiropractic care.

CHIROPRACTIC CARE IN A MEDICAL SETTING: THE POSITIVE IMPACT

Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn often cooperates with medical colleagues to help our Ashburn back pain patients manage their pain. Research supports such an endeavor! The study of a family medicine practice that integrated chiropractic services found fluctuations in opioid prescription rates. The monthly rate of opioid prescription writing decreased 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 added. Medical providers prescribed daily doses of opioids that were 30% less than before chiropractic was added. Adding chiropractic decreased the dosage of opioids, the number of opioid prescriptions, and the kinds of opioids prescribed. The authors proposed that including chiropractic was positive in opioid prescribing and implementation of a non-pharmaceutical alternative for pain management. (2) Working together, Ashburn 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 discussion of the place for opioids.

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

 
Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn presents new research that shows the benefit of chiropractic care in reducing the need and use of opioids for back pain. 
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