Most musculoskeletal problems are caused by “mechanical” triggers, like falls, poor posture, and strains that are not well addressed by “chemical” drug treatments. In fact, some chemical treatments trigger undesired consequences which has helped produce the current opioid crisis in America.
CHIROPRACTIC CARE IS AN EFFECTIVE NON-DRUG ALTERNATIVE BECAUSE IT ADDRESSES THE UNDERLYING MECHANICAL CAUSE.
In addition to manipulation, chiropractors employ a variety of effective tools to address the mechanical cause of musculoskeletal problems that are safer alternatives.
CHIROPRACTIC CARE CARRIES A SIGNIFICANTLY LOWER SOCIAL COST WHEN COMPARED TO OPIOIDS… AND SIGNIFICANT HEALTHCARE SAVINGS.
“The rate of opioid use was lower for recipients of chiropractic services (19%) as compared to non-recipients (35%). The likelihood of filling a prescription for opioids was 55% lower in the chiropractic recipient cohort. Average annual per-person charges for opioid prescription fills were 78% lower for recipients of chiropractic services as compared to non-recipients. Average per person charges for clinical services for low back pain were also significantly lower for recipients of chiropractic services. (Avg. $1513 for chiropractic management vs. $6766 for medical management)”*
* Whedon J. Association between Utilization of Chiropractic Services and Use of Prescription Opioids among Patients with Low Back Pain. Presented ahead of print at the National Press Club in Washington DC n. Presented ahead of print at the National Press Club in Washington DC on March 14, 2017. Accessed online at: https://c.ymcdn.com/sites/www.cocsa.org/resource/resmgr/docs/NH_Opioids_Whedon.pdf