Spine & Sports Rehab Center Offers Chiropractic Care Which May Reduce the Need of Opioids

Opioid epidemic. It’s been in the news. An efficient way to not have to rely on opioids is to not have to start with them. The society and the medical community are (coming) together about this topic. New research shares the benefit chiropractic care has in decreasing the need, prescribing, and use of opioids. Spine & Sports Rehab Center is glad to fill the additional role of pain management for Baton Rouge back pain sufferers!


Spine & Sports Rehab Center knows the widespread opioid use in low back pain management. Researchers do, too. They reviewed low back pain patients treated by chiropractors to determine if said chiropractic patients were less prone 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 prone to fill an opioid prescription, a considerably lower number. (1) There are many Baton Rouge chiropractic patients who would like to not fill their opioid prescriptions. Spine & Sports Rehab Center is here to help them control their back pain with the addition of Baton Rouge chiropractic care.


Spine & Sports Rehab Center often cooperates 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 reported changes in opioid prescription rates. The monthly rate of opioid prescription writing dropped significantly by 22%. The rate of prescription writing for schedule II opioids dropped 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 included. Including chiropractic reduced the dosage of opioids, the number of opioid prescriptions, and the kinds of opioids prescribed. The authors indicated that including chiropractic was positive in opioid prescribing and implementation of a non-pharmaceutical alternative for pain management. (2) By collaborating like this, 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 reach 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 alleviates back pain with some talk of the place for opioids.

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

Spine & Sports Rehab Center 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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