Finding Relief Without Opioids 

 October 9, 2023

By  Dr. Michael J Egan

There is no question that opioids are powerful painkillers. The problem is they are also highly addictive and don’t actually fix the cause of your pain. But, if you’re struggling with chronic pain, you may be curious about your best care options. How can you fix the cause of your pain, find lasting relief, and avoid these harmful medications?

You may be surprised to discover that people who saw a chiropractor for spine pain had half the risk of filling an opioid prescription than those who didn’t. It’s not just that chiropractors don’t prescribe these dangerous medications. As time passed, most people were not likely to fill an opioid prescription at all. That indicates the care provided by chiropractors helped people find enough relief that they no longer sought medications to find relief!

 

  • Choosing chiropractic for spinal pain can reduce your risk of filling an opioid prescription by over 50%
  • Masking spine pain with medications can possibly increase your risk of further injury
  • Movement-based care helps your body heal and can improve your likelihood of finding long-term relief

 

The Benefits of Chiropractic

 

Do you know the benefits of chiropractic care? Many people know that chiropractors adjust the body’s joints, but things can get confusing after that. The truth is that chiropractors help your body heal itself through movement-based techniques that influence your body’s nervous system, muscles, and joints.

 

The benefits of chiropractic can extend beyond just your spine. Chiropractors have been trained to work with nearly all the joints in your body. But there is something unique about spinal adjustments. Spinal adjustments have been shown to directly and indirectly, influence your nervous system. Since your nervous system is the master control system of your body, you may experience improvements in function and pain relief that extend beyond the area of your body that is being adjusted.

 

– Spinal adjustments can help relieve pain and improve your body’s function

– Chiropractors are trained to treat a variety of conditions that extend beyond your neck and back

– Adjustments can influence your neuromusculoskeletal system and provide unexpected benefits beyond pain relief alone

 

 

Next Steps:

 

Whether you are looking to find relief from pain, correct the cause of your health issues, or you’re seeking improvements in function and performance, chiropractic care may be able to help. It’s very common for people with low back pain, headaches, or neck pain to seek chiropractic care. But don’t forget about all of the other joints of your body- we can help there too. And finally, if you’re seeking human performance improvements, you may want to try chiropractic care. There’s a reason chiropractors are a part of every major sports team!

 

Science Source:

 

What are opioids and why are they dangerous? Mayo Clinic. 2018

Impact of Chiropractic Care on Use of Prescription Opioids in Patients with Spinal Pain. 2020

 

Opioid Addiction. Stat Pearls. 2021

 

Healing the Unmet Needs of Patients Suffering from Chronic Pain. 2019

 

National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health. April 2019

Dr. Michael J Egan


Dr. Michael J Egan is the Director of Motion Health Centre and Principal Sports Chiropractor, Registered Trigenics Practitioner and Provider of the Frozen Shoulder Procedure.

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