Dr Brad Ivanchuk here.
I am a Burlington, Ontario Chiropractor, Certified Posture Expert and Certified Postural Neurologist at Life Chiropractic Centre on Guelph Line.
Today I would like to tell you about a recent research review that reported chiropractic care reduces opioid use by 55% in patients suffering with lower back pain.
Even though the statistics I am going to share with you are from America, the opioid crisis is a huge, huge problem here in Canada as well so this is definitely worth talking about.
Fifty-nine percent of adults who were prescribed opioids had lower back pain.
In 2014, 61% of all drug overdoses involved opioids and in 2015 alone, there were over 22,000 opioid related deaths!
Considering other forms of treatment such as physiotherapy and chiropractic care, it was concluded that opioid prescriptions were 55% lower in people receiving chiropractic care.
The American Medical Association which has been a long- time opponent of chiropractic has recently changed its policy and now recommends chiropractic as a first-line therapy for the treatment of lower back pain.
Chiropractors have known this for over a hundred years and we have been telling people this for over a hundred years.
Unfortunately, it has taken tens of thousands of opioid related deaths to bring chiropractic to the forefront as Primary Spine Care Providers.
If you or anyone in your family is taking any kind of pill for any type of spinal pain, you need to have a spinal and chiropractic examination.
First of all, pills are never the solution to the problem and secondly, you need to always consider the side-effects which can sometimes be fatal.
Remember that consultations here in our office are always free of charge and they include a detailed postural analysis.
Our phone number here in Burlington is 905 335 LIFE (5433) or you can email me directly by clicking on the link found on our home page.
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