Paramus Medical & Sports Rehabilitation Center Offers Chiropractic Care Which May Reduce the Need of Opioids

The epidemic of opioid use. It’s been in the news. An efficient way to avoid relying on opioids is to not have to start with them. The society and the medical community are (coming) together on this. Recent research shares the benefit chiropractic care has in decreasing the need, prescribing, and use of opioids. Paramus Medical & Sports Rehabilitation Center is happy to fill the additional role of pain management for Paramus back pain sufferers!


Paramus Medical & Sports Rehabilitation Center knows the frequent opioid use in low back pain management. Researchers do, also. They analyzed low back pain patients cared for by chiropractors to determine if said chiropractic patients were less prone to use or more prone to use lower doses of opioids for their pain. Such an effect could lead to a decreased risk of adverse effects. They saw that chiropractic patients as opposed to non-chiropractic patients were 55% less likely to fill an opioid prescription, a significantly lower number. (1) There are many Paramus chiropractic patients who would like to not fill their opioid prescriptions. Paramus Medical & Sports Rehabilitation Center is here to help them manage their back pain with the addition of Paramus chiropractic care.


Paramus Medical & Sports Rehabilitation Center often works with medical colleagues to help our Paramus back pain patients manage their pain. Research endorses such an effort! The study of a family medicine practice that integrated chiropractic services reported fluctuations in opioid prescription rates. The monthly rate of opioid prescription writing dropped significantly by 22%. The rate of prescription writing for schedule II opioids dropped significantly by 32% too. The likelihood of writing a schedule II opioid prescription fell by 27%, too, when chiropractic services were included. Medical providers prescribed daily doses of opioids that were 30% less than before chiropractic was added. Adding chiropractic decreased the dosage of opioids, the number of opioid prescriptions, and the types of opioids prescribed. The authors proposed that adding chiropractic was beneficial in opioid prescribing and implementation of a non-pharmaceutical option for pain management. (2) Working together, Paramus healthcare providers like your chiropractor and your medical team want what’s best for your health and back pain relief. We’ll come together to attain 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 discussion of the place for opioids.

Make your next Paramus chiropractic appointment soon. For the epidemic of back pain and opioid use, including Paramus chiropractic care may be beneficial in shrinking the epidemic of opioids. 

Paramus Medical & Sports Rehabilitation Center 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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