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Amid Opioid Abuse Crisis, Back Pain Sufferers Look to Chiropractic Care

Back Pain Sufferers Need a Cure

Lower back pain is very democratic.

What we mean is, tens of millions of people of all stripes — from truck drivers to stock brokers — experience back pain at some point in their lives. The worst cases can ruin quality of life.  As a result, many suffer for it.

“You’d be a really uncommon person never to have had an episode of back pain,” Chris Maher, a health researcher at the University of Sydney, told NPR.

But now there’s a new wrinkle — and — an opportunity.

With the country in the midst of an opioid abuse crisis, many of those sufferers now find themselves looking for other options besides potentially addictive and lethal prescription painkillers. So, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently urged physicians to back away from prescribing them.

One favorite alternative?  Drug-free chiropractic care is that alternative.  The “emphasis on your body’s innate healing wisdom” is what chiropractic care offers.  So, many praise this alternative.

Some of the most well-trained and highly educated doctors are chiropractic doctors.  Chiropractic doctors use hands-on techniques to enhance flexibility, muscle strength, and range of motion. Because of chiropractic’s growing popularity, notes the Foundation for Chiropractic Progress’ Dr. Sherry McAllister, most insurance and health plans cover its use.