Injections of anti-inflammatory drugs are are potentially dangerous and ineffective. A recent New York Times article pointed this out as a growing trend for patients with chronic low back pain. After Doctors Cut Their Opioids, Patients Turn to a Risky Treatment for Back Pain
12,000 New Hampshire residents aged 18-99 with low back pain were studied and found that those who received chiropractic services had less harm and bad effects from medication use, according to a recent study. They had a 55% less likelihood of filling an Opioid prescription!
A video with the study's author Dr. James Whedon is below:
Finding the right Chiropractor as part of your healthcare team is important for an active, pain-free or pain-managed life.
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