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May 2019 Healthy News: Largo Chiropractic Benefits Chronic Pain (Without Opioids) & Athletes

Instead of opioids, Largo chiropractic is valuable for chronic pain management and relief. 

Chronic Pain: Opioids? Use Chiropractic Instead.

Largo chronic pain is rampant. Largo opioid use is widespread. What is a solution? Chiropractic with Hollstrom & Associates Inc. Why? Opioids were welcomed as a pill answer for chronic pain…costs climbed, risks increased. Options and co-treatment approaches are demanded. In a research analysis of 62,000 patients in 6 studies of chiropractic utilization and opioid prescribing, use of chiropractic care ranged from 11.3% to 51.3%. Patients who saw a chiropractor for their musculoskeletal pain problem were 49% less apt to take a prescription for an opioid than those who went to other healthcare providers. (1) Patients using routine chiropractic care to manage their chronic low-back and neck pain told researchers that their pain would be more without such chiropractic care. Further, they are willing to pay for care to keep their mild pain levels. The “willingness to pay” cost varies from $37.32 to $45.98. (2) Largo chiropractic patients at Hollstrom & Associates Inc appreciate their chiropractic care! Largo chiropractic services benefit chronic pain along with or without opioids.

Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Vincent Pankonin on The Back Doctor’s Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson about how chronic back pain treatment without opioids using the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management permitted a patient to “forget” to come see him for a year as his pain was gone!

Hollstrom & Associates Inc offers spinal manipulation to athletes of all types – recreational and professional – to boost their efforts.

Largo CHIROPRACTIC TIP OF THE MONTH: Spinal Manipulation Before Sports

Largo athletes – recreational and professional – desire that edge when they do their activity. Spinal manipulation might be just that! Elite Taekwondo athletes experienced increased muscle strength and corticospinal excitability to ankle plantar flexor muscles after just one spinal manipulation. The improved force of the maximum voluntary contraction of the plantar flexors persisted for 30 minutes and the corticospinal excitability increase went on for at least 60 minutes. (3) Virginia Tech football players – offensive and defensive - experienced improved performances in 2 football seasons during which they had spinal manipulation treatments before games. (4) A recent report said that a single pre-exercise SMT brought about a heightened shift toward parasympathetic (the part of the autonomic nervous system in charge of controlling the body's unconscious actions) dominance and slightly lessened performance in recreational healthy athletes. (5) Time to try spinal manipulation for yourself! See if it boosts your edge. Let us chat at your next Largo chiropractic appointment.

CONTACT Hollstrom & Associates Inc

Make your Largo chiropractic appointment. Hollstrom & Associates Inc is ready to help you manage your chronic pain without opioids and help you not to be a part of today’s opioid epidemic and help Largo athletes improve their edge! Thank you for entrusting your spine’s health to Hollstrom & Associates Inc!

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