How Chiropractic Is Fighting the Opioid Crisis
By Sandy Schroeder
It’s hard to escape the impact of opioid prescription medications. Everyone seems to know someone who is fighting addiction or has lost someone in the opioid crisis.
In the United States, more than 1000 people come to ER daily for opioid prescription overdoses. In 2015, over 30,000 people died from prescription overdoses in America, according to the American Chiropractic Association.
Chiropractic Leads the Fight
Chiropractic is in the forefront of the fight against opioids. The medical community has designated chiropractic as “the conservative first choice” to treat pain, instead of pain prescriptions or surgery, according to the American Chiropractic Association.
When you visit The Joint Chiropractic clinic near you, licensed chiropractors are ready to help you solve the problem. If you, or someone in your family, face opioid addiction, your chiropractor will work with you, and your physician, to seek pain relief without pain medication.
Your chiropractor will review your health history, normal routine, and patterns of pain, and opioid usage. Following a whole person, drug-free approach to pain, your chiropractor will use a spinal adjustment to seek pain relief.
Finding Pain Relief
The spine houses the intricate nervous system that governs much of our body behavior. When spinal health is achieved, the whole body may benefit. A spinal adjustment is a gentle targeted movement to improve motion of the body’s spinal column and extremities.
You may feel pain relief as nerve irritation is soothed and mobility increases. There may also be a new sense of well-being with fresh energy and alertness. Many people report sleeping better, and enjoying improved metabolism.
Wellness is unique to the individual. As you assess your results, you and your health team can put together an ongoing plan to get back to normal. As you regain control of your life, you may be inspired to lose weight, upgrade workouts, and eat healthier. Often individuals choose weekly 15-minute adjustments to stay pain-free and healthy.
I have watched many individuals take this path to regain their balance. When they started, pain was in charge. When they got back on track, they were in charge, moving ahead with their lives.
When you are ready, stop by The Joint Chiropractic clinic near you. Insurance referrals are not needed. An affordable health care package is available. No appointments are needed. Weekend and evening hours are available, and walk-in visits are welcome.
To learn more about your health and wellness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic.