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Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka Offers Chiropractic Care Which May Reduce the Need of Opioids

Opioid epidemic. It’s been in the news. An efficient way to not have to rely on opioids is to not even start with them. The public and the medical community are (coming) together about this topic. New research describes the benefit chiropractic care has in decreasing the prescribing, need, and use of opioids. Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka is happy to fill the additional role of pain management for Sitka back pain sufferers!


Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka knows the widespread opioid use in low back pain management. Researchers do, also. They analyzed low back pain patients cared for by chiropractors to determine if said chiropractic patients were less likely to use or more likely to use lower doses of opioids for their pain. Such an effect could lead to a decreased risk of adverse effects. They saw that chiropractic patients as opposed to non-chiropractic patients were 55% less likely to fill an opioid prescription, a considerably lower number. (1) There are many Sitka chiropractic patients who would like to not fill their opioid prescriptions. Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka is here to help them manage their back pain with the addition of Sitka chiropractic care.


Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka often communicates with medical colleagues to help our Sitka back pain patients manage their pain. Research supports such an endeavor! The study of a family medicine practice that incorporated chiropractic services found 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 dropped significantly by 32% too. The likelihood of writing a schedule II opioid prescription dropped by 27%, too, when chiropractic services were included. Medical providers prescribed daily doses of opioids that were 30% less than before chiropractic was included. Adding chiropractic decreased the dosage of opioids, the number of opioid prescriptions, and the kinds 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, Sitka healthcare providers like your chiropractor and your medical team want what’s 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 describes how Cox® Technic alleviates back pain with some discussion of the role of opioids.

Schedule your next Sitka chiropractic appointment now. For the epidemic of back pain and opioid use, including Sitka chiropractic care may be advantageous in reducing the need and use of opioids. 

Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka presents new research that demonstrates the benefit of chiropractic care in reducing the need and use of opioids for back pain. 
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