Layden Chiropractic Offers Chiropractic Care Which May Reduce the Need of Opioids

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. Recent research describes the benefit chiropractic care has in reducing the need, prescribing, and use of opioids. Layden Chiropractic is happy to fulfil the additional role of pain management for Plainville back pain sufferers!


Layden Chiropractic understands the frequent opioid use in low back pain management. Researchers do, too. They analyzed low back pain patients cared for 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 influence could lead to a reduced risk of adverse effects. They saw 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 Plainville chiropractic patients who would like to not fill their opioid prescriptions. Layden Chiropractic is here to help them control their back pain with the addition of Plainville chiropractic care.


Layden Chiropractic often communicates with medical colleagues to be of assistance to our Plainville back pain patients in managing their pain. Research supports such an effort! The study of a family medicine practice that incorporated chiropractic services stated 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 decreased significantly by 32% too. The likelihood of writing a schedule II opioid prescription fell 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 beneficial in opioid prescribing and implementation of a non-pharmaceutical option for pain management. (2) Working together, Plainville healthcare providers like your chiropractor and your medical team want what’s best for your health and back pain relief. We’ll come 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 eases back pain with some talk of the role of opioids.

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

Layden Chiropractic 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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