At Sleigh Family Chiropractic, we’ve seen hundreds of patients who suffer from chronic pain—and we’ve provided them with natural pain relief. Over the last 20 years, changes in the laws governing the prescription of opioid pain medication for chronic non-cancer pain has dramatically increased the use of these drugs. Other factors have contributed too, including marketing by pharmaceutical companies and the increased awareness among patients regarding pain relief options.
The 2010 National Survey on Drug Use and Health estimated that 5 million Americans ages 12 and up were using prescription pain relief each month. The opioid epidemic is a nationwide scourge, certainly. And, many Americans suffer from chronic pain, so the situation is complicated. Non-cancer chronic pain can result from sports injuries, overuse injuries, traumatic injuries, diabetes, arthritis, and more. Chronic pain is debilitating and affects a sufferer’s quality of life.
Chiropractic care provides alternative pain management techniques, which can be a potent tool in the battle against the opioid epidemic.
Results from a recent study add credence to our claim. The New Hampshire Chiropractic Association recently reported that one of its members studied 33,000 cases of lower back pain in the state’s database. Early findings indicated a potential reduction of nearly 60% in opioid use when natural pain relief was achieved via chiropractic care as part of the treatment plan.
Taking a natural pain relief and whole-body approach to wellness means taking an offensive, rather than defensive, approach to your physical care. By keeping your body in alignment with regular chiropractic manipulation, you ensure your nervous system is free from tension and interference. A body in alignment is a body better positioned to fight off infection.
Alignment and regular chiropractic care are also less invasive and potentially addictive than pursuing pain management with opioid use. A natural approach to wellness is also far less likely to be subject to the sorts of stringent regulation under discussion to combat opioid addiction nationwide. And, a holistic approach to pain management and wellness will balance and strengthen your body over time—opioid medications can actually contribute to increased pain with long-term use.
At Sleigh Family Chiropractic, we offer exceptional chiropractic care for your entire family, helping you all take a natural approach to pain management. With a warm and friendly atmosphere as our standard, we believe that what our patients encounter is different from that experienced in other doctors’ offices. What’s more, we strive to give our patients a path to optimal health with excellent chiropractic care as well as resources for home. Whatever your health needs and goals are, Sleigh Family Chiropractic will help you and your loved ones achieve them. We invite you to visit us and experience our standard of care. Learn more or call us at 847-788-0880.