Addressing the Opioid Crisis through Chiropractic Pain Management

The CDC reports that over 15,000 people in the U.S. died from prescription opioid overdoses in 2015. Opioids are commonly used to treat pain. However, some people can get addicted to them. Every day, 1,000 people are treated in emergency rooms across the U.S. for misusing prescription opioids. Opioids can be a dangerous way to treat pain. Chiropractic care and alternative medicine provide another option.

A recent study in New Hampshire looked at the relationship between opioid use and chiropractic ...

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Visiting Both Doctors and Chiropractors can Benefit Patients

When older people experience back pain, they typically have two options – see a primary care physician (PCP) or visit a chiropractor. Many people choose to visit a PCP. In fact, back pain is one of the most common reasons to visit a PCP, according to the Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine. However, people are increasingly visiting chiropractors as an alternative option. A 2015 study analyzed the number of Medicare patient that sought chiropractic care ...

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Common Causes of Sciatica

Have you noticed a tingling, aching, and/or painful burning sensation generating from your hip? If so, you could be suffering from a condition known as sciatica. The condition receives its namesake from the sciatic nerve that branches from the lower back through the tailbone, hips, buttocks and down through the legs. When the sciatic nerve is injured, damaged or compressed, the person is said to have sciatica.

It’s important to note that sciatica isn’t a particular disease, illness or injury, but ...

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Overview of Ankylosing Spondylitis

Ankylosing spondylitis comes from the Greek language meaning fused vertebrae inflammation. Just as its namesake suggests, it’s a chronic form of inflammation in the spine and sacroiliac joint. If the condition persists for a long period of time, it can lead to fusion of two or more vertebrae – a process known in the medical community as ankylosis. While there’s no cure for ankylosis, there are medications and techniques available to reduce the pain and inflammation it causes.

Some of the ...

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Chiropractic Treatment For Facet Joint Syndrome

Facet joint syndrome (also referred to as facet joint osteoarthritis or spinal arthritis) is characterized by the wearing down of cartilage in the facet joints. The facet joints are small grooves that connect each of the vertebrae together, working in a fluid-like motion to provide both stability and flexibility. Whether you’re walking, running, jumping, bending or performing just about any other type of physical activity, the facet joints come into play. Unfortunately, it’s not uncommon for the cartilage lining these ...

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