How Chiropractic Treatment is Combatting the Opioid Epidemic
The opioid epidemic has been steadily increasing in the past several years. As a result, taking the lives of thousands. In some instances, it starts off with an injury and doctor’s prescribing opioids for pain management. Firstly, from misusing to overusing opioids, thousands of patients are ending up in the emergency room on a daily basis. Moreover, the misuse of opioids come with many possible side effects and addiction. In addition, long term affects, that are rarely addressed.
In short, chiropractic treatment is known worldwide as a non-invasive and drug-free therapy. Additionally, this non-drug approach is combatting the opioid epidemic and gives patients an alternative for seeking treatment. Most importantly, chiropractic care addresses many injuries for short and long-term pain. And, has little to no side effects.
Prescribed Opioids and Statistics
Subsequently, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), approximately 20% of patients with non-cancer pain symptoms or pain-related diagnoses receive an opioid prescription. In other words, these prescriptions include acute and chronic pain, which is something that chiropractic treatment can take care of.
Common Injuries Chiropractic Care Can Treat
- Soft Tissue Injuries,
- Spinal Misalignments,
- And, Chronic Pain.
Our Chiropractor Clinic in Provo, UT Can Help to Treat Your Pain
When patients are dealing with the common injuries listed above, they should seek for chiropractic treatment first. Certainly, patient’s shouldn’t have to deal with the risks associated with being prescribed opioids. We deal with all types of work, personal, and auto-related injuries. Most importantly, have seen major improvements after their first couple of chiropractic treatments.
After their first couple of visits, some patients report aches and pains. However, they ultimately see long-term results. Additionally, if you have any questions contact Utah Accident Clinic about the non-invasive and drug-free therapy. We offer free consultations. That is to say, we want you to feel as comfortable as soon as you walk through our doors!
Other Chiropractic Services:
- Back Pain,
- Neck Pain,
- Spinal Manipulation,
- Soft Tissue Healing,
- Muscle Stretching Therapy,
- Healing Massage Therapy,
- And, In-House Physical Therapy.
Utah Accident Clinic:
1774 N University Pkwy #8
Provo, UT 84604