National Chiropractic Care Month: Chiropractic Care Reduces Need for/Use of Opioids for Pain
At Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C., October is National
Chiropractic Care Month. One positive
chiropractic benefit is the impact it has on non-drug pain relief and management. Researchers wrote that the
use of opioids for acute pain management is very common, yet
certain patients experience a tolerance to or dependence
on opioids for whom an opioid prescription was not preferred. For these
patients, non-pharmacological pain interventions included
chiropractic care, manual therapy, electrical nerve stimulation, yoga,
exercise, physical therapy, bracing, hot/cold, massage, etc., as well as behavioral and psychological therapies like hypnosis,
meditation, mindfulness, breathing, etc. Multimodal approaches like this may help. (1) Chiropractic deals in non-drug
pain management. Chiropractic
neck pain or back pain patients compared to non-chiropractic
care patients had nearly half the risk of obtaining
an opioid prescription. (2) A study of the 9356 US chiropractic patients of a
total of 55,949 Medicare spine pain patients revealed a 56%
lower risk of filling an opioid prescription within a year of
the initial visit. Chiropractic care was associated with a significantly reduced risk of filling a prescription for opioids. (3) In a Canadian study, 24% of
adults with noncancer spine pain got an opioid
prescription. The risk of starting the opioids at one year was 52%
less for chiropractic care patients and 71% less in chiropractic patients who initiated
chiropractic care within the first month of pain. (4) In this
National Chiropractic Health Month, your Auburn chiropractor at
Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C. welcomes all who are looking for a
non-drug, more natural approach to health and pain relief!
Listen to this PODCAST
with Dr. James Cox on The
Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he describes
the non-drug pain-relieving effects of The
Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management.
Auburn CHIROPRACTIC TIP OF THE MONTH: Enjoy Nature!
Young and old equally gain from being out in nature. Too many of us remain
inside or interact too much with
our tech to get out in nature. The benefits of nature
interaction are expanding especially for those who are aging
and/or dealing with dementia. New studies documented how the connection with the natural world was significant for
people living with dementia, triggering a sense
of comfort, pleasure, stimulation, meaning, and freedom which precede a higher quality of life, well-being, independence, identity, and social
interaction. Nature provided a sense of connection to self,
place, and others. (5) Another study hopefully suggested that
such engagement with nature might generate memories of past such interactions, people, and places to maintain
a sense of self, too. (6) As one paper speculated in
its title “connecting with the natural world – more than a breath of fresh
air?” We’d say ‘yes’! Let us get out and enjoy nature (and a little exercise)!
Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C. is ready! Are you?
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In this National Chiropractic Care Month, we are even more thankful
for you, our chiropractic patient family! Schedule your next
Auburn chiropractic appointment with Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C.