Chiropractic care tied to lower opioid use

December 24, 2019   |   Evidence in Integrative Healthcare

According to a recently published article in the journal Pain Medicine people with back and neck pain who receive chiropractic care may be less likely to use opioids. Of the six studies included in this systematic review and meta-analysis, those patients who saw a chiropractor demonstrated a 64% lower odds of receiving an opioid prescription than those who didn’t.  Conservative treatment for back pain like that provided by chiropractors instead of opioids is consistent with current guidelines recommended by organizations like the American College of Physicians.