Opioid Epidemic

Opioid Epidemic:

In the wake of the opioid epidemic, many respected health care organizations now recommend non-drug treatments. For example, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, in its 2016 guidelines for prescribing opioids, notes that nonpharmacologic therapies are preferred in treating chronic pain. In addition, the National Pain Strategy, an initiative by several federal agencies, recognizes chiropractic’s value as a method of pain management. Finally, a study published this past April, found that as chiropractic health care utilization increases, there is a significant decrease in opioid use.

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