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

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

Chronic Pain: Opioids? Use Chiropractic Instead.

Sitka chronic pain is extensive. Sitka opioid use is widespread. What is a solution? Chiropractic with Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka. Why? Opioids were acclaimed as a pill solution for chronic pain…costs soared, risks increased. Options and co-treatment approaches are called for. In a research investigation of 62,000 patients in six studies of chiropractic utilization and opioid prescribing, usage of chiropractic care fluctuated from 11.3% to 51.3%. Patients who visited a chiropractor for their musculoskeletal pain problem were 49% less liable to take a prescription for an opioid than those who went to different healthcare providers. (1) Patients using routine chiropractic care to cope with their chronic low-back and neck pain expressed to researchers that their pain would be higher 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) Sitka chiropractic patients at Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka appreciate their chiropractic care! Sitka 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!

Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka offers spinal manipulation to athletes of all types – recreational and professional – to boost their efforts.

Sitka CHIROPRACTIC TIP OF THE MONTH: Spinal Manipulation Before Sports

Sitka athletes – recreational and professional – crave that edge when they do their sport. Spinal manipulation could be that edge! Elite Taekwondo athletes felt improved muscle strength and corticospinal excitability to ankle plantar flexor muscles after just one spinal manipulation. The increased force of the maximum voluntary contraction of the plantar flexors lasted for 30 minutes and the corticospinal excitability increase continued for not less than 60 minutes. (3) Virginia Tech football players – offensive and defensive - experienced better performances in 2 football seasons during which they received pre-game spinal manipulation treatments. (4) A new report shared that a single pre-exercise SMT brought about a heightened shift toward parasympathetic (the part of the autonomic nervous system responsible for regulating 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 enhances your edge. Let us chat at your next Sitka chiropractic appointment.

CONTACT Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka

Schedule your Sitka chiropractic appointment. Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka is here to help you control your chronic pain without opioids and enable you not to be a part of today’s opioid epidemic and help Sitka athletes improve their edge! Thank you for entrusting your spine’s health to Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka!

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