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Wilson Family Chiropractic Offers Chiropractic Care Which May Reduce the Need of Opioids

The epidemic of opioid use. It’s been in the news. A good way to not have to rely on opioids is to not even start with them. The public and the medical community are (coming) together about this topic. Recent research shares the benefit chiropractic care has in decreasing the prescribing, need, and use of opioids. Wilson Family Chiropractic is happy to fulfil the additional role of pain management for Millville back pain sufferers!


Wilson Family Chiropractic understands the widespread opioid use in low back pain management. Researchers do, also. They reviewed low back pain patients treated by chiropractors to find out if said chiropractic patients were less likely to use or more prone to use lower doses of opioids for their pain. Such an impact could lead to a reduced risk of adverse effects. They saw that chiropractic patients as opposed to non-chiropractic patients were 55% less prone to fill an opioid prescription, a significantly lower number. (1) There are many Millville chiropractic patients who would like to not get their opioid prescriptions. Wilson Family Chiropractic is here to help them manage their back pain with the addition of Millville chiropractic care.


Wilson Family Chiropractic often works with medical colleagues to help our Millville back pain patients manage their pain. Research endorses such an endeavor! The study of a family medicine practice that incorporated chiropractic services found changes in opioid prescription rates. The monthly rate of opioid prescription writing decreased significantly by 22%. The rate of prescription writing for schedule II opioids decreased significantly by 32% as well. The likelihood of writing a schedule II opioid prescription dropped by 27%, too, when chiropractic services were added. Medical providers prescribed daily doses of opioids that were 30% less than before chiropractic was added. Adding chiropractic decreased the dosage of opioids, the number of opioid prescriptions, and the kinds of opioids prescribed. The authors proposed that including chiropractic was beneficial in opioid prescribing and implementation of a non-pharmaceutical option for pain management. (2) Working together, Millville healthcare providers like your chiropractor and your medical team want what is best for your health and back pain relief. We’ll come 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 explains how Cox® Technic eases back pain with some talk of the role of opioids.

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

Wilson Family Chiropractic presents new research that shows the benefit of chiropractic care in reducing the need and use of opioids for back pain. 
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