The Novelli Wellness Center Offers Chiropractic Care Which May Reduce the Need of Opioids

The epidemic of opioid use. It’s been in the news. An efficient way to not have to rely on opioids is to not have to start with them. The public and the medical community are (coming) together on this. New research presents the benefit chiropractic care has in reducing the need, prescribing, and use of opioids. The Novelli Wellness Center is glad to fulfil the additional role of pain management for Buffalo, NY back pain sufferers!

CHIROPRACTIC BACK PAIN PATIENTS AND THEIR USE OF OPIOIDS

The Novelli Wellness Center knows the widespread opioid use in low back pain management. Researchers do, also. They analyzed low back pain patients treated by chiropractors to find out if said chiropractic patients were less prone to use or more prone to use lower doses of opioids for their pain. Such an effect could lead to a reduced risk of adverse effects. They found that chiropractic patients versus non-chiropractic patients were 55% less likely to fill an opioid prescription, a considerably lower number. (1) There are many Buffalo, NY chiropractic patients who would like to not fill their opioid prescriptions. The Novelli Wellness Center is here to help them manage their back pain with the addition of Buffalo, NY chiropractic care.

CHIROPRACTIC CARE IN A MEDICAL SETTING: THE POSITIVE IMPACT

The Novelli Wellness Center often cooperates with medical colleagues to be of assistance to our Buffalo, NY back pain patients in managing their pain. Research supports such an effort! The study of a family medicine practice that integrated chiropractic services found fluctuations in opioid prescription rates. The monthly rate of opioid prescription writing decreased significantly by 22%. The rate of prescription writing for schedule II opioids dropped significantly by 32% as well. The likelihood of writing a schedule II opioid prescription dropped by 27%, too, when chiropractic services were added. Medical providers prescribed daily doses of opioids that were 30% less than before chiropractic was included. Including chiropractic reduced the dosage of opioids, the number of opioid prescriptions, and the types of opioids prescribed. The authors indicated that adding chiropractic was positive in opioid prescribing and implementation of a non-pharmaceutical alternative for pain management. (2) By collaborating like this, Buffalo, NY healthcare providers like your chiropractor and your medical team want what’s best for your health and back pain relief. We’ll work together to reach that goal.

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Listen to this PODCAST with DR. James Cox on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he describes how Cox® Technic eases back pain with some discussion of the role of opioids.

Make your next Buffalo, NY chiropractic appointment soon. For the epidemic of back pain and opioid use, adding Buffalo, NY chiropractic care may be favorable in reducing the need and use of opioids. 

 
The Novelli Wellness Center presents new research that shows the benefit of chiropractic care in reducing the need and use of opioids for back pain. 
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