There is no question that opioids are powerful painkillers. The problem is they are also highly addictive and don't actually fix the cause of your pain. But, if you're struggling with chronic pain, you may be curious what your best options are for care. How can you fix the cause of your pain, find lasting relief, and avoid these harmful medications?
You may be surprised to discover the people who saw a chiropractor for spine pain had half the risk of filling an opioid prescription than those who didn't. It's not just that chiropractors don't prescribe these dangerous medications. As time went on, people were not likely to fill an opioid prescription. That indicates the care provided by chiropractors helped people find enough relief that they no longer sought medications to find relief!
Opioids aren't meant to treat chronic spinal pain. They don't help your body heal and become less effective at stopping pain the longer you take them. Instead of building up a tolerance and putting yourself at risk for dependence, it's a smart decision to explore other treatment options. Call us today to schedule an evaluation so that we can create a personalized treatment plan for you! Our practice is proud to help our community find relief from pain without the need for drugs.