Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center Offers Chiropractic Care Which May Reduce the Need of Opioids

Opioid epidemic. The news talks about it. A good 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 on this. New research shares the benefit chiropractic care has in reducing the prescribing, need, and use of opioids. Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center is happy to satisfy the additional role of pain management for Pensacola back pain sufferers!


Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center knows the frequent opioid use in low back pain management. Researchers do, also. They analyzed low back pain patients treated by chiropractors to see if said chiropractic patients were less prone to use or more prone to use lower doses of opioids for their pain. Such an influence 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 considerably lower number. (1) There are many Pensacola chiropractic patients who would like to not fill their opioid prescriptions. Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center is here to help them manage their back pain with the addition of Pensacola chiropractic care.


Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center often communicates with medical colleagues to be of assistance to our Pensacola back pain patients in managing their pain. Research endorses such an endeavor! The study of a family medicine practice that incorporated chiropractic services found fluctuations in opioid prescription rates. The monthly rate of opioid prescription writing decreased significantly by 22%. The rate of prescription writing for schedule II opioids dropped 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 included. Including chiropractic decreased the dosage of opioids, the number of opioid prescriptions, and the kinds of opioids prescribed. The authors indicated that adding chiropractic was beneficial in opioid prescribing and implementation of a non-pharmaceutical alternative for pain management. (2) Working together, Pensacola healthcare providers like your chiropractor and your medical team want what’s best for your health and back pain relief. We will come 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 illustrates how Cox® Technic alleviates back pain with some discussion of the role of opioids.

Schedule your next Pensacola chiropractic appointment today. For the epidemic of back pain and opioid use, including Pensacola chiropractic care may be advantageous in shrinking the epidemic of opioids. 

Pensacola Spinal 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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