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Malverne Health & Wellness Offers Chiropractic Care Which May Reduce the Need of Opioids

Opioid epidemic. It’s been in the news. An efficient way to not have to rely on opioids is to not even start with them. The public and the medical community are (coming) together about this topic. New research presents the benefit chiropractic care has in reducing the prescribing, need, and use of opioids. Malverne Health & Wellness is happy to fill the additional role of pain management for Malverne back pain sufferers!


Malverne Health & Wellness knows the widespread opioid use in low back pain management. Researchers do, also. They reviewed low back pain patients treated by chiropractors to find out if said chiropractic patients were less likely to use or more likely to use lower doses of opioids for their pain. Such an effect 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 considerably lower number. (1) There are many Malverne chiropractic patients who would like to not fill their opioid prescriptions. Malverne Health & Wellness is here to help them manage their back pain with the addition of Malverne chiropractic care.


Malverne Health & Wellness often works with medical colleagues to help our Malverne back pain patients manage their pain. Research endorses such an effort! The study of a family medicine practice that integrated chiropractic services found 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 dropped 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. Including chiropractic decreased the dosage of opioids, the number of opioid prescriptions, and the kinds of opioids prescribed. The authors suggested that including chiropractic was positive in opioid prescribing and implementation of a non-pharmaceutical alternative for pain management. (2) By collaborating like this, Malverne 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 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 place for opioids.

Make your next Malverne chiropractic appointment now. For the epidemic of back pain and opioid use, adding Malverne chiropractic care may be advantageous in easing the opioid epidemic. 

Malverne Health & Wellness 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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