How Chiropractic Charts a New Course in the Wake of Opioid Addiction
By Sandy Schroeder
Most of us are stunned by the speed and disheartened by the impact of prescription opioid addiction on our society. Overdose deaths involving prescription opioids have quadrupled since 1999, as have sales of these prescription drugs, according to the White Paper, Foundation for Chiropractic Progress, 2016.
At the same time, this report says the cost impact to U.S. employment of prescription abuse is now estimated at 18 billion dollars in sick days, loss of productivity and medical expenses.
The medical community and individual Americans are responding by making chiropractic the conservative first choice, instead of pain prescriptions or elective surgery. Now, the majority of Americans turn to chiropractic first for natural, drug-free answers when they are in pain, according to the American Chiropractic Association.
If you would like to learn more about the chiropractic approach, The Joint Chiropractic offers a local wellness center geared to you and your family.
If you have never visited a chiropractor, get ready to be pleased and surprised. Over the years, chiropractic has evolved into a health and wellness resource that you and your family may soon find to be indispensable as you come to depend on their ongoing backup and hands-on assistance.
How Chiropractic Works
In your first visit you will find out how this works with a spinal adjustment that evaluates your spine’s health and seeks to correct any dysfunctions. Your chiropractor’s goal will be to restore spinal health as the wellness base for everything you do, without using pain medication or surgery.
Your chiropractor will ask about any pain you are having, your current job, activities and lifestyle, and your medical history. Then, the two of you can talk about wellness goals and any apparent needs. You may want to improve your workouts, learn new core exercises, or drop some weight along with a lot of stress.
Finding the right formula for ongoing chiropractic treatment can be exciting. Many people report feeling new energy, better digestion and improved metabolism, along with relief in back, neck or sciatica pain. Support for the whole family as new issues arise is also a convenient part of the package.
If you are looking for a natural wellness base for yourself or your family, The Joint Chiropractic can be a welcome option. A private affordable care plan eliminates the need for insurance. Flexible, extended hours are coupled with walk-in visits. See you there.