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Vancouver Disc Centers Offers Chiropractic Care Which May Reduce the Need of Opioids

Opioid epidemic. The news talks about it. 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 shares the benefit chiropractic care has in decreasing the need, prescribing, and use of opioids. Vancouver Disc Centers is glad to satisfy the additional role of pain management for Vancouver back pain sufferers!


Vancouver Disc Centers knows the frequent opioid use in low back pain management. Researchers do, also. They reviewed low back pain patients cared for by chiropractors to determine if said chiropractic patients were less prone to use or more likely 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 Vancouver chiropractic patients who would like to not fill their opioid prescriptions. Vancouver Disc Centers is here to help them control their back pain with the addition of Vancouver chiropractic care.


Vancouver Disc Centers often works with medical colleagues to be of assistance to our Vancouver back pain patients in managing their pain. Research endorses such an effort! 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 decreased significantly by 32% too. The likelihood of writing a schedule II opioid prescription fell by 27%, too, when chiropractic services were added. Medical providers prescribed daily doses of opioids that were 30% less than before chiropractic was included. Including chiropractic decreased the dosage of opioids, the number of opioid prescriptions, and the kinds of opioids prescribed. The authors suggested that including chiropractic was beneficial in opioid prescribing and implementation of a non-pharmaceutical option for pain management. (2) By collaborating like this, Vancouver healthcare providers like your chiropractor and your medical team want what’s best for your health and back pain relief. We’ll work together to attain 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 describes how Cox® Technic alleviates back pain with some talk of the place for opioids.

Schedule your next Vancouver chiropractic appointment today. For the epidemic of back pain and opioid use, adding Vancouver chiropractic care may be beneficial in shrinking the epidemic of opioids. 

Vancouver Disc Centers 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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