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May 2019 Healthy News: St. Francisville Chiropractic Benefits Chronic Pain (Without Opioids) & Athletes

Instead of opioids, St. Francisville chiropractic is valuable for chronic pain management and relief. 

Chronic Pain: Opioids? Use Chiropractic Instead.

St. Francisville chronic pain is extensive. St. Francisville opioid use is epidemic. What’s an effective option? Chiropractic with Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville. Why? Opioids were acclaimed as a pill solution for chronic pain…costs climbed, risks rose. Options and co-treatment approaches are demanded. In a research analysis of 62,000 patients in six studies of chiropractic use and opioid prescribing, usage of chiropractic care fluctuated from 11.3% to 51.3%. Patients who visited a chiropractor for their musculoskeletal pain problem were 49% less apt to receive a prescription for an opioid than those who went to other healthcare providers. (1) Patients using on-going chiropractic care to manage their chronic low-back and neck pain told researchers that their pain would be greater without such chiropractic care. Additionally, they are willing to pay for care to maintain their mild pain levels. The “willingness to pay” cost ranges from $37.32 to $45.98. (2) St. Francisville chiropractic patients at Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville highly regard their chiropractic care! St. Francisville chiropractic services benefit chronic pain in addition to or without opioids.

Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Vincent Pankonin on The Back Doctor’s Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson about how chronic back pain treatment without opioids using the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management allowed a patient to “forget” to come see him for a year as his pain was absent!

Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville offers spinal manipulation to athletes of all types – recreational and professional – to enhance their efforts.

St. Francisville CHIROPRACTIC TIP OF THE MONTH: Spinal Manipulation Before Sports

St. Francisville athletes – recreational and professional – desire that edge when they do their thing. Spinal manipulation could be that edge! Elite Taekwondo athletes experienced added muscle strength and corticospinal excitability to ankle plantar flexor muscles after just one spinal manipulation. The added force of the maximum voluntary contraction of the plantar flexors continued for 30 minutes and the corticospinal excitability increase persisted for at least 60 minutes. (3) Virginia Tech football players – offensive and defensive - felt increased performances in 2 football seasons during which they received spinal manipulation treatments before games. (4) A recent report said that a single pre-exercise SMT brought about a heightened shift toward parasympathetic (the part of the autonomic nervous system responsible for regulating the body's unconscious actions) dominance and slightly lessened performance in recreational healthy athletes. (5) Time to try spinal manipulation for yourself! See if it enhances your edge. Let’s talk at your next St. Francisville chiropractic appointment.

CONTACT Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville

Make your St. Francisville chiropractic appointment. Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville is ready to help you manage your chronic pain without opioids and enable you not to be a part of today’s opioid epidemic and help St. Francisville athletes improve their edge! Thank you for entrusting your spine’s health to Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville!

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