National Chiropractic Care Month: Chiropractic Care Reduces Need for/Use of Opioids for Pain
At Moriarty Chiropractic, October is National Chiropractic Care Month. One beneficial aspect of chiropractic is the impact it has on pain management and relief without drugs. Researchers wrote that using opioids for acute pain management is quite common, yet certain patients experience a tolerance to or dependence on opioids and don’t prefer an opioid prescription. For such patients, non-pharmacological pain interventions incorporated chiropractic care, manual therapy, electrical nerve stimulation, yoga, exercise, physical therapy, bracing, hot/cold, massage, etc., as well as behavioral and psychological therapies such as hypnosis, meditation, mindfulness, breathing, etc. Multimodal approaches like this may be beneficial. (1) Chiropractic deals in non-drug pain management. Chiropractic neck pain or back pain patients compared to non-chiropractic care patients had nearly half the risk of obtaining a prescription for an opioid. (2) A study of the 9356 US chiropractic patients of a total of 55,949 Medicare spine pain patients revealed a 56% lower risk of filling an opioid prescription within 12 months of the first visit. Chiropractic care was linked to a significantly lower risk of filling an opioid prescription. (3) In a Canadian study, 24% of adults with noncancer spine pain got an opioid prescription. The odds of starting the opioids at one year was 52% less for chiropractic care patients and 71% less in chiropractic patients who began chiropractic care within the first month of pain. (4) In this National Chiropractic Health Month, your Nashua chiropractor at Moriarty Chiropractic welcomes all who are seeking a non-drug, more natural path to health and pain relief!
Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. James Cox on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he relates the non-drug pain-relieving benefits of The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management.
Nashua CHIROPRACTIC TIP OF THE MONTH: Enjoy Nature!
Young and old alike gain from being out in nature. Too many Nashua folks stay indoors or pay too much attention to our tech to get out in nature. The advantages of nature interaction are growing especially for those who are getting older and/or dealing with dementia. Recent studies documented how the connection with the natural world was significant for people coping with dementia, triggering a sense of comfort, pleasure, stimulation, meaning, and freedom which precede a higher quality of life, well-being, independence, identity, and social interaction. Nature supplied a sense of connection to self, place, and others. (5) Another study hopefully suggested that such an encounter with nature might generate memories of past such interactions, people, and places to maintain a sense of self, too. (6) As one paper wondered in its title “connecting with the natural world – more than a breath of fresh air?” We’d say ‘yes’! Let’s get out and enjoy nature (and a little exercise)! Moriarty Chiropractic is ready! Are you?
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In this National Chiropractic Care Month, we are even more grateful for you, our chiropractic patient family! Schedule your next Nashua chiropractic appointment with Moriarty Chiropractic soon!