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Chiropractic As Effective Alternative to Painkillers

Chiropractic tableAll too often, when people are afflicted with physical pain, they go the pharmacologic route. Opioids represent one of the most common classes of drugs that are routinely prescribed for pain.

Devastation and Dependency

The pharmacologic path, however, can be devastating, if not downright deadly. According to the CDC, in the U.S., 165,000-plus deaths occurred between 1999 and 2014 from overdoses that were connected to prescription opioids. In 2014 alone, close to 19,000 deaths occurred in the U.S. that involved prescribed opioids.

Addiction to opioids is another serious problem. In 2014, nearly 2 million Americans abused prescription opioids or had an opioid dependency.

Relief and Healing

Now that we got the doom and gloom out of the way, here’s the good news: chiropractic represents an effective, drug-free alternative to prescription opioids. Conservative chiropractic care can effectively relieve pain, restore function and increase the range of motion. At South Hills Physical Medicine, we have successfully taken care of countless patients with a variety of bothersome conditions:

Affordable and Accessible

Some people may be under the impression that chiropractic isn’t covered by insurance, prompting them to seek traditional medical care instead. According to research that the not-for-profit Foundation for Chiropractic Progress published, a sizeable 87% of all insured Americans who are employed have chiropractic care coverage.

We are pleased to be a part of the Pennsylvania chiropractic community, whose goal is to provide our patients with exceptional care and excellent outcomes. It’s our desire for everyone to live healthy lives that come with a properly functioning spine and nervous system, a healthy diet and regular exercise. By choosing conservative care, you can slash your health care costs, improve your health and avoid the potentially dangerous effects of prescription drugs such as opioids.

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