Chiropractic care for back pain tied to lower odds of opioid use

Reuters (Lisa Rapaport)
October 24, 2019
Written by Reuters (Lisa Rapaport)
People with chronic back and neck pain who receive chiropractic care may be less likely to use opioid painkillers, a research review suggests.

Researchers examined data from six previously-published smaller studies with a total of more than 62,000 participants with spinal pain. Across all of the studies, 11% to 51% of the patients used chiropractic care.

People who saw a chiropractor were 64% less likely to use opioids than people who didn’t, researchers report in the journal Pain Medicine. | READ MORE

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