Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic Offers Chiropractic Care Which May Reduce the Need of Opioids

The epidemic of opioid use. The news talks about it. An efficient way to avoid relying on opioids is to not even start with them. The public and the medical community are (coming) together about this topic. New research describes the benefit chiropractic care has in decreasing the need, prescribing, and use of opioids. Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic is happy to fill the additional role of pain management for Eugene back pain sufferers!


Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic understands the widespread opioid use in low back pain management. Researchers do, too. They analyzed low back pain patients cared for by chiropractors to determine if said chiropractic patients were less likely to use or more prone to use lower doses of opioids for their pain. Such an impact could lead to a reduced risk of adverse effects. They found that chiropractic patients versus non-chiropractic patients were 55% less prone to fill an opioid prescription, a considerably lower number. (1) There are many Eugene chiropractic patients who would like to not get their opioid prescriptions. Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic is here to help them control their back pain with the addition of Eugene chiropractic care.


Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic often cooperates with medical colleagues to help our Eugene back pain patients manage their pain. Research supports such an effort! The study of a family medicine practice that incorporated chiropractic services reported 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 reduced the dosage of opioids, the number of opioid prescriptions, and the types of opioids prescribed. The authors suggested that adding chiropractic was beneficial in opioid prescribing and implementation of a non-pharmaceutical option for pain management. (2) By collaborating like this, Eugene healthcare providers like your chiropractor and your medical team want what is best for your health and back pain relief. We’ll come together to reach 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 alleviates back pain with some talk of the place for opioids.

Schedule your next Eugene chiropractic appointment soon. For the epidemic of back pain and opioid use, adding Eugene chiropractic care may be favorable in shrinking the epidemic of opioids. 

Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic presents new research that shows the benefit of chiropractic care in reducing the need and use of opioids for back pain. 
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