Back And Neck Care Center 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 about this topic. New research describes the benefit chiropractic care has in decreasing the need, prescribing, and use of opioids. Back And Neck Care Center is glad to fulfil the additional role of pain management for Severna Park back pain sufferers!


Back And Neck Care Center 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 prone to use or more likely to use lower doses of opioids for their pain. Such an effect could lead to a decreased risk of adverse effects. They saw that chiropractic patients versus non-chiropractic patients were 55% less likely to fill an opioid prescription, a considerably lower number. (1) There are many Severna Park chiropractic patients who would like to not fill their opioid prescriptions. Back And Neck Care Center is here to help them control their back pain with the addition of Severna Park chiropractic care.


Back And Neck Care Center often cooperates with medical colleagues to be of assistance to our Severna Park back pain patients in managing their pain. Research endorses 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% 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. Adding chiropractic reduced the dosage of opioids, the number of opioid prescriptions, and the kinds of opioids prescribed. The authors proposed that including chiropractic was beneficial in opioid prescribing and implementation of a non-pharmaceutical alternative for pain management. (2) By collaborating like this, Severna Park 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 reach that goal.

CONTACT Back And Neck Care Center

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

Schedule your next Severna Park chiropractic appointment soon. For the epidemic of back pain and opioid use, adding Severna Park chiropractic care may be beneficial in easing the opioid epidemic. 

Back And Neck Care Center presents new research that demonstrates the benefit of chiropractic care in reducing the need and use of opioids for back pain. 
« View All Featured Articles
"This information and website content is not intended to diagnose, guarantee results, or recommend specific treatment or activity. It is designed to educate and inform only. Please consult your physician for a thorough examination leading to a diagnosis and well-planned treatment strategy. See more details on the DISCLAIMER page. Content is reviewed by Dr. James M. Cox I."