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OrthoIllinois Chiropractic 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 have to start with them. The public and the medical community are (coming) together on this. Recent research shares the benefit chiropractic care has in decreasing the need, prescribing, and use of opioids. OrthoIllinois Chiropractic is glad to fulfil the additional role of pain management for McHenry back pain sufferers!


OrthoIllinois Chiropractic knows the widespread opioid use in low back pain management. Researchers do, too. They analyzed low back pain patients treated by chiropractors to find out if said chiropractic patients were less likely to use or more prone to use lower doses of opioids for their pain. Such an effect could lead to a reduced risk of adverse effects. They saw that chiropractic patients versus non-chiropractic patients were 55% less likely to fill an opioid prescription, a significantly lower number. (1) There are many McHenry chiropractic patients who would like to not get their opioid prescriptions. OrthoIllinois Chiropractic is here to help them control their back pain with the addition of McHenry chiropractic care.


OrthoIllinois Chiropractic often cooperates with medical colleagues to be of assistance to our McHenry back pain patients in managing their pain. Research endorses such an effort! The study of a family medicine practice that integrated chiropractic services reported changes in opioid prescription rates. The monthly rate of opioid prescription writing dropped 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 included. Medical providers prescribed daily doses of opioids that were 30% less than before chiropractic was added. Adding chiropractic reduced the dosage of opioids, the number of opioid prescriptions, and the types of opioids prescribed. The authors suggested that including chiropractic was beneficial in opioid prescribing and implementation of a non-pharmaceutical alternative for pain management. (2) Working together, McHenry healthcare providers like your chiropractor and your medical team want what’s best for your health and back pain relief. We will 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 describes how Cox® Technic alleviates back pain with some talk of the place for opioids.

Make your next McHenry chiropractic appointment today. For the epidemic of back pain and opioid use, including McHenry chiropractic care may be favorable in shrinking the epidemic of opioids. 

OrthoIllinois Chiropractic 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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