Access to Chiropractic Care Could Help Curb Opioid Abuse

Access to Chiropractic Care Could Help Curb Opioid Abuse

Posted By Georgia Accident Rehab Centers || 20-Mar-2017

Nearly 19,000 people have died since 2014 from opioid overdose. With opioid addiction at epidemic levels throughout the country, it is more important than ever for people to have non-pharmaceutical options for dealing with pain from chronic health conditions or after an accident. While efforts are being made to develop drugs with less risk of dependency, patients should still be aware of other options they can explore that are both effective and safe.

Chiropractic care has been used and proven for centuries. The correct chiropractic treatment may lessen or eliminate a patient’s need for over-the-counter or prescription pain medications. Before beginning prescription drug therapy, patients are advised to always ask about drug-free options that could help them achieve comparable results. However, many patients are unaware that they have options, or are unwilling to go this route because they are worried that their health insurer won’t cover chiropractic care. In order to spread awareness and help curb opioid abuse and misuse, the Affordable Care Act has launched a campaign and has taken steps to ensure that chiropractors are covered providers for allowable services within their scope of practice.

Read more online via Forbes.

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If you are struggling with chronic pain and have not yet considered seeing a chiropractor, the time is now to contact Georgia Accident Rehab Centers. Our Georgia chiropractors have helped thousands of patients find effective, drug-free pain relief since we first opened our doors over a decade ago. Whether you are experiencing pain because of arthritis or are recovering from an auto accident injury, our experienced and skilled team of professionals can help you find the relief you have been seeking.

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