Executive Chiropractic of Iowa Offers Chiropractic Care Which May Reduce the Need of Opioids

Opioid epidemic. It’s been in the news. A good way to not have to rely 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 decreasing the prescribing, need, and use of opioids. Executive Chiropractic of Iowa is happy to fulfil the additional role of pain management for West Des Moines back pain sufferers!


Executive Chiropractic of Iowa knows the frequent opioid use in low back pain management. Researchers do, also. They reviewed low back pain patients cared for by chiropractors to find out if said chiropractic patients were less prone 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 significantly lower number. (1) There are many West Des Moines chiropractic patients who would like to not get their opioid prescriptions. Executive Chiropractic of Iowa is here to help them manage their back pain with the addition of West Des Moines chiropractic care.


Executive Chiropractic of Iowa often cooperates with medical colleagues to be of assistance to our West Des Moines back pain patients in managing their pain. Research endorses such an endeavor! The study of a family medicine practice that integrated chiropractic services stated 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 added. Medical providers prescribed daily doses of opioids that were 30% less than before chiropractic was added. Including chiropractic reduced the dosage of opioids, the number of opioid prescriptions, and the kinds of opioids prescribed. The authors suggested that adding chiropractic was positive in opioid prescribing and implementation of a non-pharmaceutical alternative for pain management. (2) By collaborating like this, West Des Moines healthcare providers like your chiropractor and your medical team want what is best for your health and back pain relief. We will 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 relieves back pain with some discussion of the role of opioids.

Make your next West Des Moines chiropractic appointment today. For the epidemic of back pain and opioid use, including West Des Moines chiropractic care may be favorable in shrinking the epidemic of opioids. 

Executive Chiropractic of Iowa presents new research that demonstrates the benefit of chiropractic care in reducing the need and use of opioids for back pain. 
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