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Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc Offers Chiropractic Care Which May Reduce the Need of Opioids

April 27, 2021

Opioid epidemic. It’s been in the news. An efficient way to avoid relying on opioids is to not even 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. Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc is glad to fulfil the additional role of pain management for Fort Wayne back pain sufferers!


Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc understands the widespread opioid use in low back pain management. Researchers do, too. They reviewed low back pain patients treated by chiropractors to see if said chiropractic patients were less likely 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 as opposed to non-chiropractic patients were 55% less likely to fill an opioid prescription, a considerably lower number. (1) There are many Fort Wayne chiropractic patients who would like to not fill their opioid prescriptions. Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc is here to help them manage their back pain with the addition of Fort Wayne chiropractic care.


Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc often works with medical colleagues to be of assistance to our Fort Wayne back pain patients in managing their pain. Research endorses such an effort! The study of a family medicine practice that incorporated 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% too. The likelihood of writing a schedule II opioid prescription dropped by 27%, too, when chiropractic services were included. Medical providers prescribed daily doses of opioids that were 30% less than before chiropractic was added. 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, Fort Wayne healthcare providers like your chiropractor and your medical team want what’s best for your health and back pain relief. We will work together to attain 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 place for opioids.

Make your next Fort Wayne chiropractic appointment today. For the epidemic of back pain and opioid use, including Fort Wayne chiropractic care may be favorable in reducing the need and use of opioids. 

Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc presents new research that shows the benefit of chiropractic care in reducing the need and use of opioids for back pain.