Can chiropractors really solve the painkiller crisis?

August 11, 2015   |   Evidence in Integrative Healthcare

The American Chiropractic Association (ACA) has created an initiative to help curb opioid overdose, misuse, and abuse in the U.S. during National Chiropractic Health Month (NCHM), which is annually in October. There has been increasing volumes of information highlighting the severity of the opioid problem in the United States. A new article on Forbes Magazine website reviews the ACA’s #PainFreeNation initiative which suggests that non-invasive, non-pharmaceutical treatment options should be exhausted before trying medication-based strategies. Some of the alternatives for pain management suggested include acupuncture, yoga, chiropractic, psychotherapy, and physical therapy. Read more at Forbes Health.