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

April 27, 2021

Opioid epidemic. The news talks about it. A good way to avoid relying on opioids is to not have to start with them. The public and the medical community are (coming) together about this topic. New research describes the benefit chiropractic care has in reducing the need, prescribing, and use of opioids. Moriarty Chiropractic is glad to fulfil the additional role of pain management for Nashua back pain sufferers!


Moriarty Chiropractic understands the frequent opioid use in low back pain management. Researchers do, also. They analyzed low back pain patients cared for by chiropractors to see if said chiropractic patients were less prone to use or more prone to use lower doses of opioids for their pain. Such an influence could lead to a reduced risk of adverse effects. They found that chiropractic patients versus non-chiropractic patients were 55% less likely to fill an opioid prescription, a significantly lower number. (1) There are many Nashua chiropractic patients who would like to not get their opioid prescriptions. Moriarty Chiropractic is here to help them manage their back pain with the addition of Nashua chiropractic care.


Moriarty Chiropractic often works with medical colleagues to be of assistance to our Nashua 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 fell by 27%, too, when chiropractic services were included. Medical providers prescribed daily doses of opioids that were 30% less than before chiropractic was included. Including chiropractic reduced the dosage of opioids, the number of opioid prescriptions, and the kinds of opioids prescribed. The authors suggested that adding chiropractic was beneficial in opioid prescribing and implementation of a non-pharmaceutical option for pain management. (2) By collaborating like this, Nashua healthcare providers like your chiropractor and your medical team want what’s best for your health and back pain relief. We’ll come 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 role of opioids.

Schedule your next Nashua chiropractic appointment now. For the epidemic of back pain and opioid use, including Nashua chiropractic care may be advantageous in easing the opioid epidemic. 

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