Veterans Administration Study Finds Chiropractic Care Linked To Lower Opiate Use

From Chiro Nexus News:

We’re all aware of the serious problem in the US with opiate addiction. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse about43,000 people in US die a year and we spend about $78 billion on the total costs of opiate abuse. Opioid addiction is crippling our economy and many communities.

Many people who become addicted to opiates are first introduced to them by doctors who prescribe them for chronic pain. recent study in the American Journal of Psychiatry found 36% of people who died from opioid overdoses were first given a narcotic because they had back pain. 

Chiropractic: Addressing the Cause of Pain, Not just the Symptoms.

At our Chiropractic Clinic in Roseville California we take a different approach to pain by working to help the body repair the cause of the problem rather than simply masking the symptoms, like opiates do. Remember: painkillers don’t repair injuries or damaged tissue; they simply stop the brain from processing pain, leaving the underlying problem. If the problem isn’t treated and the normal function isn’t restored to the body, the pain will return. And the cycle begins over and over again.

Roseville Chiropractor Offers Proven Treatments for Back and Neck Pain

Numerous studies have found that chiropractic care is equally (or even more) effective than medical care for a variety of pain conditions, including back pain, sciatica, headache, and scoliosis. And since chiropractors don’t prescribe drugs or perform surgery, patients who get adjustments and some of the other cutting edge technologies and therapies at our Roseville Office don’t have to worry about the negative side effects that come with these treatments…including addiction.

Even the American Medical Association has acknowledged that chiropractic adjustments should be a course of treatment before surgery is considered for back pain.

The US Department of Veterans Affairs has also seen the benefits of chiropractic care in the treatment of pain and, over the last few years, dramatically increased the utilization of chiropractic for veterans.


Last year the Veterans Administration added Twin Creeks Health to their list of outside chiropractic providers for veterans who suffer from chronic back and neck pain.  This means that they pay for Chiropractic adjustments at our office!  We happily accept their payments as full payment for chiropractic adjustments. 

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