Healthy News October 2022 National Chiropractic Health Month!

Buffalo, NY chiropractic care is being celebrated in this National Chiropractic Health Month. Disc Centers Of America shares how its non-drug approach benefits spine pain, back pain, neck pain, and related pain management and even reduces use/need for opioids.  

National Chiropractic Care Month: Chiropractic Care Reduces Need for/Use of Opioids for Pain

At Disc Centers Of America, October celebrates National Chiropractic Care Month. One positive chiropractic benefit is the impact it has on non-drug pain relief and management. Researchers wrote that using opioids for acute pain management is quite common, but certain patients have a tolerance to or dependence on opioids and don’t prefer an opioid prescription. For these patients, non-pharmacological pain interventions involved chiropractic care, manual therapy, electrical nerve stimulation, yoga, exercise, physical therapy, bracing, hot/cold, massage, etc., as well as behavioral and psychological therapies like hypnosis, meditation, mindfulness, breathing, etc. Multimodal approaches like this may be beneficial. (1) Chiropractic delivers 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 9356 chiropractic patient study of a total of 55,949 Medicare spine pain patients reported a 56% lower risk of filling an opioid prescription within a year of the initial visit. Chiropractic care was linked to a significantly reduced risk of filling a prescription for opioids. (3) A Canadian study of noncancer spine patients found that 24% of them received 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 30 days of pain. (4) In this National Chiropractic Health Month, your Buffalo, NY chiropractor at Disc Centers Of America invites all who are looking for a non-drug, more natural approach 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 effects of The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management.

Disc Centers Of America encourages our chiropractic patients to get out in nature! Interacting with nature is good for young and old alike, inspires independence, pleasure, and for dementia sufferers quite possibly even memory-triggering. 

Buffalo, NY CHIROPRACTIC TIP OF THE MONTH: Enjoy Nature!

Young and old alike benefit from interacting with nature. Too many Buffalo, NY folks stay indoors or interact too much with our tech to get out in nature. The benefits of nature interaction are expanding especially for those who are aging and/or coping with dementia. Recent studies documented how the connection with the natural world was significant for people living with dementia, triggering a sense of comfort, pleasure, stimulation, meaning, and freedom which lead to 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 engagement with nature might generate memories of past such interactions, people, and places to maintain a sense of self, too. (6) As one paper pondered 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)! Disc Centers Of America 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! Set your next Buffalo, NY chiropractic visit with Disc Centers Of America soon!

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