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

Opioid epidemic. The news talks about it. A good 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 about this topic. Recent research shares the benefit chiropractic care has in reducing the need, prescribing, and use of opioids. Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc is glad to fill 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, also. They reviewed low back pain patients cared for by chiropractors to see if said chiropractic patients were less likely to use or more likely to use lower doses of opioids for their pain. Such an influence could lead to a reduced risk of adverse effects. They saw that chiropractic patients versus non-chiropractic patients were 55% less prone to fill an opioid prescription, a significantly 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 control 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 supports such an endeavor! The study of a family medicine practice that incorporated chiropractic services found changes in opioid prescription rates. The monthly rate of opioid prescription writing dropped 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. Adding chiropractic decreased the dosage of opioids, the number of opioid prescriptions, and the types of opioids prescribed. The authors proposed that including chiropractic was positive in opioid prescribing and implementation of a non-pharmaceutical alternative for pain management. (2) Working together, Fort Wayne healthcare providers like your chiropractor and your medical team want what is best for your health and back pain relief. We will work together to accomplish 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 explains how Cox® Technic relieves back pain with some discussion of the place for opioids.

Make your next Fort Wayne chiropractic appointment soon. For the epidemic of back pain and opioid use, including Fort Wayne chiropractic care may be advantageous in easing the opioid epidemic. 

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. 
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