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Johnson Chiropractic Offers Chiropractic Care Which May Reduce the Need of Opioids

The epidemic of opioid use. It’s been in the news. A good 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 presents the benefit chiropractic care has in reducing the prescribing, need, and use of opioids. Johnson Chiropractic is glad to fill the additional role of pain management for Richmond back pain sufferers!


Johnson Chiropractic understands the frequent opioid use in low back pain management. Researchers do, also. They reviewed low back pain patients cared for by chiropractors to see if said chiropractic patients were less prone 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 Richmond chiropractic patients who would like to not get their opioid prescriptions. Johnson Chiropractic is here to help them manage their back pain with the addition of Richmond chiropractic care.


Johnson Chiropractic often communicates with medical colleagues to help our Richmond back pain patients manage their pain. Research supports such an endeavor! The study of a family medicine practice that integrated chiropractic services stated 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 dropped significantly by 32% too. The likelihood of writing a schedule II opioid prescription fell by 27%, too, when chiropractic services were included. Medical providers prescribed daily doses of opioids that were 30% less than before chiropractic was added. Including chiropractic decreased the dosage of opioids, the number of opioid prescriptions, and the kinds of opioids prescribed. The authors suggested that including chiropractic was positive in opioid prescribing and implementation of a non-pharmaceutical option for pain management. (2) By collaborating like this, Richmond healthcare providers like your chiropractor and your medical team want what is best for your health and back pain relief. We will come together to accomplish 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 explains how Cox® Technic eases back pain with some discussion of the role of opioids.

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

Johnson 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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