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Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C. Offers Chiropractic Care Which May Reduce the Need of Opioids

Opioid epidemic. It’s been in the news. A good way to avoid relying on opioids is to not have to start with them. The society and the medical community are (coming) together about this topic. Recent research describes the benefit chiropractic care has in reducing the prescribing, need, and use of opioids. Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C. is happy to fulfil the additional role of pain management for Auburn back pain sufferers!


Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C. knows the widespread opioid use in low back pain management. Researchers do, also. They analyzed low back pain patients treated by chiropractors to determine if said chiropractic patients were less likely to use or more prone to use lower doses of opioids for their pain. Such an influence could lead to a decreased risk of adverse effects. They found that chiropractic patients versus non-chiropractic patients were 55% less likely to fill an opioid prescription, a significantly lower number. (1) There are many Auburn chiropractic patients who would like to not get their opioid prescriptions. Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C. is here to help them control their back pain with the addition of Auburn chiropractic care.


Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C. often communicates with medical colleagues to be of assistance to our Auburn back pain patients in managing their pain. Research supports such an endeavor! The study of a family medicine practice that incorporated chiropractic services found fluctuations in opioid prescription rates. The monthly rate of opioid prescription writing dropped significantly by 22%. The rate of prescription writing for schedule II opioids dropped significantly by 32% too. The likelihood of writing a schedule II opioid prescription fell by 27%, too, when chiropractic services were included. Medical providers prescribed daily doses of opioids that were 30% less than before chiropractic was added. Adding chiropractic reduced the dosage of opioids, the number of opioid prescriptions, and the types of opioids prescribed. The authors proposed that adding chiropractic was beneficial in opioid prescribing and implementation of a non-pharmaceutical option for pain management. (2) Working together, Auburn healthcare providers like your chiropractor and your medical team want what is best for your health and back pain relief. We’ll work together to accomplish that goal.

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Listen to this PODCAST with DR. James Cox on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he illustrates how Cox® Technic eases back pain with some discussion of the place for opioids.

Schedule your next Auburn chiropractic appointment now. For the epidemic of back pain and opioid use, including Auburn chiropractic care may be advantageous in reducing the need and use of opioids. 

Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C. presents new research that demonstrates the benefit of chiropractic care in reducing the need and use of opioids for back pain. 
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