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Opioid Addiction: How Chiropractic Steps Up with a Drug-Free Choice

By Sandy Schroeder

Most of us know of someone who has been pulled into prescription opioids as they struggled with pain. Not all of those people got swept away, but when some of them discuss the issue, it is quite clear it was not a wise choice.

At best, opioid prescriptions delivered only short-term effectiveness and at their worst threatened to (or did) become addiction.

Opioid Impact

Today, at least half of all U.S. opioid overdose deaths involve prescribed opioids. We only to have to look around to see it, as it brings down the old, young, famous, and average souls who started because they were experiencing pain. The overdoses come from Methadone, Oxycodone (OxyContin) and Hydrocodone (such as Vicodin), according to the White Paper, Foundation for Chiropractic Progress, 2016.

Chiropractic Steps Up

In response to the wave of opioid addiction, the medical community has designated chiropractic as a conservative first choice, and the majority of Americans are choosing chiropractic first for pain instead of prescription medication or surgery, according to the American Chiropractic Association.

Looking Closer

If you know someone who is experiencing severe pain, such as lower back pain, or living with chronic pain, the local clinic of The Joint Chiropractic is an excellent example of how natural wellness, minus pain pills or surgery, may offer answers.

Stop by and ask questions or see one of The Joint chiropractors for help. When you do you will find the overarching focus on spinal health starts with a spinal adjustment to detect any dysfunctions in the spine. Since the delicate nervous system that governs our bodies resides in the spine, realigning everything seems like a very logical step.

In the process, you may experience back, neck and sciatica pain relief, along with feelings of more energy, better metabolism and improved digestion.

Get a Custom Fit

As your chiropractor helps you get adjusted, he or she will also want to know about your daily activities and medical history to create an overall diagnosis for you. Together, the two of you can put together a chiropractic wellness plan that may involve weekly 15-minute maintenance sessions, or another pattern of regular visits.

Through the whole process, you may be amazed to see how well natural drug-free treatment can work. I know people who have made their way through lower back pain, coming out on the other side, pleased to have regained their lives.

Find out more about the chiropractic process when you stop by The Joint Chiropractic. The Joint offers a private affordable care plan in place of insurance, and flexible hours with walk-in visits instead of fixed appointments.

 

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