Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries Offers Chiropractic Care Which May Reduce the Need of Opioids

Opioid epidemic. The news talks about it. An efficient way to avoid relying on opioids is to not have to start with them. The society and the medical community are (coming) together on this. Recent research shares the benefit chiropractic care has in decreasing the prescribing, need, and use of opioids. Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries is happy to fill the additional role of pain management for Manchester back pain sufferers!


Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries knows the frequent opioid use in low back pain management. Researchers do, too. They analyzed low back pain patients cared for by chiropractors to see if said chiropractic patients were less prone to use or more likely to use lower doses of opioids for their pain. Such an influence 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 Manchester chiropractic patients who would like to not get their opioid prescriptions. Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries is here to help them manage their back pain with the addition of Manchester chiropractic care.


Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries often works with medical colleagues to be of assistance to our Manchester back pain patients in managing their pain. Research endorses such an endeavor! The study of a family medicine practice that integrated chiropractic services reported 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 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 added. Including chiropractic decreased the dosage of opioids, the number of opioid prescriptions, and the types 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) By collaborating like this, Manchester healthcare providers like your chiropractor and your medical team want what is best for your health and back pain relief. We will come 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 relieves back pain with some discussion of the role of opioids.

Schedule your next Manchester chiropractic appointment soon. For the epidemic of back pain and opioid use, adding Manchester chiropractic care may be advantageous in shrinking the epidemic of opioids. 

Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries presents new research that shows the benefit of chiropractic care in reducing the need and use of opioids for back pain. 
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