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

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

Chronic Pain: Opioids? Use Chiropractic Instead.

McHenry chronic pain is rampant. McHenry opioid use is widespread. What’s an effective option? Chiropractic with OrthoIllinois Chiropractic. Why? Opioids were hailed as a pill solution for chronic pain…costs climbed, risks rose. Options and co-treatment approaches are demanded. In a research investigation of 62,000 patients in 6 studies of chiropractic utilization and opioid prescribing, use of chiropractic care fluctuated from 11.3% to 51.3%. Patients who visited a chiropractor for their musculoskeletal pain problem were 49% less likely to obtain a prescription for an opioid than those who went to different healthcare providers. (1) Patients using on-going chiropractic care to cope with their chronic low-back and neck pain expressed to researchers that their pain would be more without such chiropractic care. Additionally, they are willing to pay for care to maintain their mild pain levels. The “willingness to pay” cost ranges from $37.32 to $45.98. (2) McHenry chiropractic patients at OrthoIllinois Chiropractic highly regard their chiropractic care! McHenry chiropractic services benefit chronic pain in addition to 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 allowed a patient to “forget” to visit him for a year as his pain was absent!

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

McHenry CHIROPRACTIC TIP OF THE MONTH: Spinal Manipulation Before Sports

McHenry athletes – recreational and professional – crave that edge when they do their thing. Spinal manipulation may 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 lasted for 30 minutes and the corticospinal excitability increase continued for at least 60 minutes. (3) Virginia Tech football players – offensive and defensive - experienced improved performances in two football seasons during which they received spinal manipulation treatments before games. (4) A new report shared that a single pre-exercise SMT elicited a heightened shift toward parasympathetic (the part of the autonomic nervous system in charge of controlling the body's unconscious actions) dominance and marginally lessened performance in recreational healthy athletes. (5) Time to try spinal manipulation for yourself! See if it enhances your edge. Let’s chat at your next McHenry chiropractic appointment.

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Make your McHenry chiropractic appointment. OrthoIllinois Chiropractic is ready to help you control your chronic pain without opioids and help you not to be a part of today’s opioid epidemic and help McHenry athletes increase their edge! Thank you for entrusting your spine’s health to OrthoIllinois Chiropractic!

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