The chiropractic solution to the opioid epidemic

by | Mar 26, 2019 | Health Effects of the Environment and Medical System, Lower Back Health, Lower back pain | 0 comments

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The 2019 meeting of the American Academy of Pain Medicine included a presentation from Dr. Kelsey Corcoran, a chiropractor working for the VA system who also does research in medical informatics.

Her research showed that back pain sufferers who visited a chiropractor were 49% less likely to receive an opioid prescription.

If you’re able to access Medscape, here’s a link to her research report.

And in 2020, additional research has shown that those who saw a chiropractor for an episode of back pain were half as likely to fill an opioid prescription as those who didn’t see a chiropractor.


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