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4 Chiropractic Pain Relief Alternatives to Opioids

Written By Skaggs Chiropractic on November 26, 2019

Woman receiving chiropractic care Nearly 1,000 Missouri citizens die every year from opioid misuse and overdose. 

That’s well above the national average and 1,000 too many. 

A large majority of these deaths don’t come from illicit drugs like heroin: more than two-thirds are due to synthetic opioids like fentanyl and prescription pills. 

Instead of writing a prescription for dangerous narcotics, chiropractic care offers safe and effective natural pain relief alternatives.

Why Choose Natural Pain Relief Alternatives?

Opioids are responsible for 130 deaths in the United States every day. In Missouri alone, 2017 resulted in physicians writing 71.8 prescriptions for every 100 people – just try to wrap your head around the effects of that.

Manufacturers, distributors, and predatory physicians are finally facing some repercussions for their actions through lawsuits and community actions – but what about patients with genuine pain?

Opioid prescriptions aren’t just dangerously addictive gateway drugs: they also do nothing to address the source of your pain.

While these intense drugs may have their place in medicine, they aren’t safe or effective for long-term pain treatment or widespread use.

4 Chiropractic Alternatives to Opioids

Chiropractic care offers plenty of safe, tested, and effective natural pain relief for anyone seeking to break their dependence on opioids or avoid them in the first place.

The American College of Physicians recently updated its guidelines to recommend spinal manipulations and adjustments before turning to opioids.

  1. Adjustments and Manipulations
  2. Low-Level Laser Therapy
  3. Ultrasound or Low Volt Therapy
  4. Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

Dr. Steven Skaggs of Skaggs Chiropractic has over 24 years of experience treating patients with pain in Joplin, MO for injuries ranging from simple whiplash to complex traumatic brain injury.

Don’t live in pain or relying on opioids! Schedule an appointment at Skaggs Chiropractic to discuss your options today by calling 417-319-2483.


Posted In: Chiropractic Natural Pain Relief