Chiropractic Care as an Alternative to Opioid Use

Chiropractic Care as an Alternative to Opioid Use

Chiropractic Care: A Smarter Alternative to Pain Management

It’s no secret the United States is in the midst of a major opioid crisis, with over 2 million Americans now dependent on or abusing the pain pills. It’s a problem seen across many demographics, and regardless of how the pills got in their hands, millions are learning the severe consequences the hard way. For many suffering dependence or drug addiction, it all started with something very common: pain.

More than 100 million Americans suffer from chronic pain, putting a growing emphasis on treatment options. As a nation, multiple resources are being allocated to combat the opioid issue and prominent healthcare figures are advocating for others to rethink the way we approach pain management, placing a spotlight on non-pharmacological therapies.

Opioids do help with pain. At first. They provide a quick-fix but, without additional treatment methods, do nothing more than mask critical pain signals your body is sending. Outside of potential addiction or dependence, when taking opioids patients can begin to believe their conditions are less severe than they really are and risk injuring themselves even further.

Here are 5 key reasons to consider chiropractic care as a first line of pain defense:

• Chiropractic care is non-invasive and drug-free, mitigating the risk of drug addiction, dependence, or harmful side effects.
• Evidence shows, chiropractic therapies reduce pain in musculoskeletal injuries, such as chronic neck and back pain.
• Rather than mask symptoms, chiropractic care aims to address the underlying causes of pain and resolve them for long-lasting pain relief.
• Chiropractic care costs significantly less than cyclical medical treatments.
• A 2018 study linked the use of chiropractic care with a 55% reduction in the need to fill an opioid prescription.

Stay informed and be sure to ask your doctor questions about all treatment options. While reports of patients turning to non-pharmaceutical treatments is on the rise, there are plenty of Americans continuing the use of Opioids for pain. Chiropractors are ready to help provide safe and effective care options to patients in pain.

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Improve Your Quality of Life with Chiropractic Adjustments

Improve Your Quality of Life with Chiropractic Adjustments

When in pain, there are countless reasons people decide to seek out chiropractic care – from headaches, to lower back pain, and everything in between. However, seeing a chiropractor isn’t just about treating pain. Receiving regular spinal adjustments from a certified doctor means you’re taking care of your nervous system; benefiting your entire body and improving overall health.

Here are 7 unexpected benefits of chiropractic care you can experience everyday:

Maximized Immune System
Your nervous system is directly responsible for sending messages to and from your immune system. Any misalignments in your spine act as roadblocks, obstructing the line of communication. Chiropractic adjustments will open communication lines and allow your body to thrive on an optimal immune system.
Improved Mood and Mental Health
Our moods are regulated by our body’s chemistry. When there’s misalignment in the spine, pressure can go to your brain causing an imbalance. Spinal adjustments will balance out your entire system—including any chemical imbalance. Often people will turn to medications to alter brain chemistry, when simply re-aligning the spine can do wonders for their mental state.

Reduced Stress
If you’re suffering from a misaligned spine then chances are your entire body feels out of line, causing a great deal of mental and physical stress. With adjustments, you will feel an immediate relaxed sensation in your brain. Once properly aligned, you are much better equipped to manage outside stress from other areas of your life.
Improved Athletic Performance
Many athletes see their chiropractor on a regular basis, not just to treat sports-related injuries, but to enhance their overall performance. Even non-athletes can benefit from increased mobilization, eye-hand coordination, and balance in everyday living.
Increased Energy Levels
People suffering from chronic tension, often have become accustom to the pain. Our bodies work overtime, struggling with muscle strains and an inefficient nervous system, leaving us feeling fatigued. Chiropractic treatment allows the body to run without those added pressures, freeing up our energy to be used on other activities.
Improved Sleep
It’s estimated 50-70 million Americans suffer from a sleep disorder. Taking care of any underlying issues with regular chiropractic care can help improve quality of sleep. You’ll experience improved mental clarity and less pain, meaning you’ll often sleep more soundly and for longer periods of time.

Better Digestion
Similar to other systems in our body, the nervous system also controls your digestion functionality. Improper nerve alignment could signal acid production; resulting in gas, heartburn, and acid reflux. Along with a nutritious diet, helping your nerves work properly will often eliminate stomach issues.

While Chiropractic care is an excellent solution for treating pain, it is truly less about fixing problems, and more about aiding the body to perform healing. Seeking out regular care for your spine means you’ll reap invaluable benefits every day, helping you live a happy and healthy life.

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