This months research brief is very timely, highly relevant, and hugely impactful- it’s about the opioid epidemic.

Researchers found an inverse relationship between the supply of chiropractors and opioid usage. In short, they found that the more chiropractors were available, the less opioid medications were being prescribed and filled.

This speaks to the fact that having options outside of pharmacological treatment is absolutely crucial to curbing the opioid epidemic. Over the past few years, groups such as the American College of Physicians and American Pain Society have advocated for a reduction in the usage of opioids, and have even gone as far as recommending chiropractic care as an alternative. Nearly every single medical group and organization has denounced the use of opioids for musculoskeletal issues.

Jeremy Boethin Nov