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Medical Spine and Sports Injury and Rehab Centers Offers Chiropractic Care Which May Reduce the Need of Opioids

April 27, 2021

Opioid epidemic. It’s been in the news. An efficient 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. Medical Spine and Sports Injury and Rehab Centers is happy to fulfil the additional role of pain management for Baton Rouge back pain sufferers!


Medical Spine and Sports Injury and Rehab Centers knows the frequent opioid use in low back pain management. Researchers do, also. They analyzed 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 found that chiropractic patients as opposed to non-chiropractic patients were 55% less likely to fill an opioid prescription, a significantly lower number. (1) There are many Baton Rouge chiropractic patients who would like to not fill their opioid prescriptions. Medical Spine and Sports Injury and Rehab Centers is here to help them control their back pain with the addition of Baton Rouge chiropractic care.


Medical Spine and Sports Injury and Rehab Centers often communicates with medical colleagues to be of assistance to our Baton Rouge back pain patients in managing their pain. Research supports such an effort! The study of a family medicine practice that integrated chiropractic services stated 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 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 reduced the dosage of opioids, the number of opioid prescriptions, and the types of opioids prescribed. The authors suggested that adding chiropractic was positive in opioid prescribing and implementation of a non-pharmaceutical option for pain management. (2) Working together, Baton Rouge 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 explains how Cox® Technic eases back pain with some talk of the role of opioids.

Make your next Baton Rouge chiropractic appointment now. For the epidemic of back pain and opioid use, including Baton Rouge chiropractic care may be beneficial in easing the opioid epidemic. 

Medical Spine and Sports Injury and Rehab Centers presents new research that shows the benefit of chiropractic care in reducing the need and use of opioids for back pain.