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Chiropractic works. Chiropractic saves money. Chiropractic saves lives.

Chiropractic works. Chiropractic saves money. Chiropractic saves lives.

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.

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Illinois Chiropractic Society’s Involvement in the State’s Opioid Epidemic

Illinois Chiropractic Society’s Involvement in the State’s Opioid Epidemic

The opioid epidemic has been and continues to be a growing problem in Illinois and the nation. States across the country are attempting to find solutions to this epidemic. The most recent activities by the State of Illinois have included: release of the State of Illinois Opioid Action Plan and State of Illinois Opioid Action Plan Implementation Report; the work of the Illinois Opioid Response Advisory Council; creation of the Governor’s Opioid Task Force; and a standing order for naloxone (opioid antidote).
The Illinois Chiropractic Society has become very involved in the state’s efforts to fight the opioid epidemic. Below you will find details of the state’s efforts and ways in which the ICS has become involved by advocating the use of chiropractic as a drug-free approach to pain management and a prevention tool against opioid overuse and overdose.

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