Chiropractic Is Fighting a Deepening Opioid Crisis
By Sandy Schroeder
Everyone hoped the opioid prescription pain pill crisis would let up, but the latest government data shows the opposite effect. Now over a million emergency room visits are triggered every year by opioid crises.
Opioid ER care jumped 99 percent from 2005 to 2014. Officials are projecting opioid ER numbers are likely to continue to climb, according to the Washington Post.
Every ethnic group and every zip code is affected. The largest increases are occurring in ages 25 to 44, and women are as likely as men to be admitted to ER for treatment, according to officials.
Chiropractic was named the “conservative first choice” for pain relief, instead of prescription medication, when the opioid crisis began, according to the American Chiropractic Association.
Individually, the most logical defense against opioids, for you, your family, and your community, is chiropractic treatment. The Joint Chiropractic clinic near you is equipped to help. The Joint’s Doctors of Chiropractic will work with you and your doctor to seek pain relief and make the transition out of opioid addiction.
Natural Drug-Free Care
Natural, drug-free whole person care begins with a gentle, targeted spinal adjustment. Far-reaching pain relief and an overall sense of well-being may be achieved.
As a new natural pattern of healthcare is established, weekly 15-minute adjustments may be the best way to monitor progress and maintain peak results. Replacing opioid addiction with a new wellness may extend to healthier eating, better sleep, improved digestion and fresh alertness. Your chiropractor will help you each step of the way as you reclaim your life.
If you are on the fringe of this crisis, or right in the midst of it, now is the time to use the best tools to fight it. Ask yourself where you stand, and then see what can be done.
- Have you tried opioids for pain with no lasting pain relief
- Are you sliding deeper and deeper into opioid prescription usage
- Has opioid usage completely changed your life
The Joint Chiropractic clinic near you is ready to help you or your friends. It offers the best in ongoing maintenance and preventive healthcare. Nationwide, The Joint is the largest provider of non-insurance, self-pay chiropractic healthcare in the United States. Convenient weekend and evening hours are available, and walk-in visits are welcome. No appointments are needed.
To learn more about your health and wellness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Austin, Tex.