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Hollstrom & Associates Inc Offers Chiropractic Care Which May Reduce the Need of Opioids

The epidemic of opioid use. It’s been in the news. An efficient way to avoid relying on opioids is to not even start with them. The society and the medical community are (coming) together on this. Recent research describes the benefit chiropractic care has in reducing the prescribing, need, and use of opioids. Hollstrom & Associates Inc is glad to fill the additional role of pain management for Largo back pain sufferers!

CHIROPRACTIC BACK PAIN PATIENTS AND THEIR USE OF OPIOIDS

Hollstrom & Associates Inc understands 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 likely to use lower doses of opioids for their pain. Such an influence could lead to a decreased 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 Largo chiropractic patients who would like to not get their opioid prescriptions. Hollstrom & Associates Inc is here to help them manage their back pain with the addition of Largo chiropractic care.

CHIROPRACTIC CARE IN A MEDICAL SETTING: THE POSITIVE IMPACT

Hollstrom & Associates Inc often communicates with medical colleagues to help our Largo back pain patients manage their pain. Research supports such an endeavor! The study of a family medicine practice that integrated chiropractic services stated changes in opioid prescription rates. The monthly rate of opioid prescription writing decreased significantly by 22%. The rate of prescription writing for schedule II opioids decreased 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 reduced the dosage of opioids, the number of opioid prescriptions, and the kinds of opioids prescribed. The authors suggested that adding chiropractic was positive in opioid prescribing and implementation of a non-pharmaceutical option for pain management. (2) By collaborating like this, Largo 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 illustrates how Cox® Technic eases back pain with some discussion of the role of opioids.

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

 
Hollstrom & Associates Inc 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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