How Chiropractic Treatment is Combatting the Opioid Epidemic
The opioid epidemic has been steadily increasing in the past several years and has taken the lives of thousands. In some instances, it starts off with an injury and doctor’s prescribing opioids for pain management. From misusing to overusing opioids, thousands of patients are ending up in the emergency room on a daily basis. The use of opioids not only come with many possible side effects and addiction, but it does not address the injury long term.
Chiropractic treatment is known worldwide as a non-invasive and drug-free therapy. This non-drug approach is combatting the opioid epidemic and gives patients an alternative for seeking treatment. Chiropractic care addresses many injuries for short and long-term pain and has little to no side effects.
Prescribed Opioids and Statistics
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. These prescriptions included 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
- Chronic Pain
Our Chiropractor Clinic in Provo, UT Can Help to Treat Your Pain
We believe that chiropractic treatment should come first when patients are dealing with some of the common injuries listed above. Patient’s shouldn’t have to deal with the risks associated with being prescribed opioids. We have worked with patients dealing with all types of work, personal, and/or auto-related injuries and have seen major improvements after their first couple of chiropractic treatments.
After their first couple of visits, some patients report aches and pains but ultimately see long-term results. Contact Utah Accident Clinic for any questions you have about the non-invasive and drug-free therapy. We offer free consultations and want you to feel as comfortable as possible as soon as you walk through our doors!