Effectiveness of Opioids for Pain Control is Questionable while Chiropractic Spinal Manipulation is Recommended

The opioid epidemic. It’s in the news. West Palm Beach does not2 escape the opioid issue. Moses Chiropractic knows some West Palm Beach chiropractic patients with West Palm Beach back pain struggle with opioids that were, at one time, prescribed to assist them in coping with their back pain and now want to be done with them. Moses Chiropractic understands and is prepared to help West Palm Beach back pain sufferers get relief without opioid drugs. The effectiveness of opioid drugs for control of West Palm Beach back pain is questioned while spinal manipulation such as offered at Moses Chiropractic is recommended.


Low back pain burdens its sufferers’ life. It’s not a surprise that a back pain sufferer desires a pill to be done with the pain, a West Palm Beach back surgery to remove the pain’s source now.  Occasionally it is not that simple: the pill may have unwelcome effects or the benefits may not last very long; the surgery relief may not continue or produced an unexpected result. Moses Chiropractic appreciates the role of drugs for pain relief when necessary, respects the part back surgery has in a West Palm Beach back pain sufferer’s trip toward pain relief and a better quality of life. Moses Chiropractic also offers complementary care to those back pain relief choices and, for some West Palm Beach back pain sufferers, back surgery prevention in addition to post-back surgery rehabilitation and West Palm Beach back pain relief.


A recent Cochrane data review of randomized clinical trials on the effectiveness of opioids and other drugs for chronic low back pain concluded that the effectiveness is sadly quite modest. Opioids’ effects on pain reduction and function improvement are small to moderate and brief versus placebo. The side effects, serious ones for those who use strong opioids for a long period of time, were common. (1) Some patients respond better to drug therapies than others. Researchers found it hard to figure out just how effective drugs like oxycodone and clobazam and imipramine will be for which chronic low back pain patient. (2) Moses Chiropractic understands the West Palm Beach back pain patient who seeks for West Palm Beach chiropractic care and establishes the suitable treatment plan to secure some back pain relief.


Patients choose back surgery often expecting quick pain relief that will stop the need for pain control drugs. Researchers checked into this idea and found that many back pain sufferers who were prescribed opioids before surgery expected that surgery would fix the problem and not have to take opioids anymore. Reality shows that of 2491 adults who underwent lumbar fusion back surgery, 1045 needed long-term opioids before surgery, and 1094 took opioids afterwards. Of the pre-operative opioid patients, 77.1% kept using them long-term, 13.8% occasionally, and just 9.1% discontinued or consumed them short-term afterward. 34.4% continued with a lower dose while 44.8% did so with a higher dose. Of those who did not use any opioids before back surgery, 12.8% became long-term users.  What was the end result? What do patients need to know who are considering West Palm Beach back surgery as the ultimate answer to their West Palm Beach back pain? Lumbar fusion back surgery seldom stopped the long-term opioid use and heightened the risk of starting their use later.  Patient expectations of pain reduction and opioid use reduction demand reevaluation. (3)


Researchers work to develop guidelines for back pain relief treatment. These guidelines direct that non-effective treatments should not be used (systemic corticosteroids, TENS, traction, electrical muscle stim, benozodiazepines, botulinum toxin injection, etc.) and suggest that clinicians educate and encourage patients, guide them to remain active and perform self-care. Acute back pain patients can choose exercise, manual therapy, heat, and NSAIDS. Chronic back pain patients can use exercise, yoga, manual therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, acupuncture, biofeedback, massage, rehabilitation, etc. Radicular back pain patients may do exercise, spinal manipulation, NSAIDs.  (4) West Palm Beach chiropractic care at Moses Chiropractic  suits these guidelines. Moses Chiropractic presents a West Palm Beach chiropractic treatment plan of spinal manipulation with Cox Technic, exercise, rehabilitation, and more.

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Schedule you West Palm Beach chiropractic appointment today with Moses Chiropractic. Opioids are not the only means to find West Palm Beach back pain relief, particularly West Palm Beach chronic low back pain. Moses Chiropractic offers optimism for chronic low back pain relief to West Palm Beach back pain sufferers desiring a way to avoid or escape the opioid epidemic.

Chiropractic spinal manipulation at Moses Chiropractic is worthwhile over opioids for back pain control. 
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