Chiropractic Physicians offer a safe, effective, less-costly and patient –satisfying approach to many of the conditions for which opioids are commonly used. To promote that message, the ICS has created a media piece available to every member.
It’s sad and jaded, but the opioid crisis is good business for chiropractic. We now see that major authorities are asking for non-pharmacological options prior to opioid prescriptions. Musculoskeletal pain, led by spinal disorders, costs the US healthcare system 874 billion dollars per year and is the most common cause of severe long-term pain and disability.
The opioid epidemic in the US is getting worse, not better. In 2015, the number of deaths involving opioids skyrocketed. This growing epidemic is devastating families of all socioeconomic backgrounds and races.