May 2019 Healthy News: Vancouver Chiropractic Benefits Chronic Pain (Without Opioids) & Athletes

Instead of opioids, Vancouver chiropractic is beneficial for chronic pain management and relief. 

Chronic Pain: Opioids? Use Chiropractic Instead.

Vancouver chronic pain is extensive. Vancouver opioid use is widespread. What’s an effective option? Chiropractic with Vancouver Spine Care Centre. Why? Opioids were hailed as a pill answer for chronic pain…costs increased, risks rose. Options and co-treatment approaches are demanded. In a research investigation of 62,000 patients in six studies of chiropractic utilization and opioid prescribing, use of chiropractic care fluctuated from 11.3% to 51.3%. Patients who saw a chiropractor for their musculoskeletal pain issue were 49% less liable to take a prescription for an opioid than those who went to other healthcare providers. (1) Patients using routine chiropractic care to cope with their chronic low-back and neck pain voiced to researchers that their pain would be greater without such chiropractic care. Further, they are willing to pay for care to maintain their mild pain levels. The “willingness to pay” cost varies from $37.32 to $45.98. (2) Vancouver chiropractic patients at Vancouver Spine Care Centre value their chiropractic care! Vancouver chiropractic services benefit chronic pain along with or without opioids.

Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Vincent Pankonin on The Back Doctor’s Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson about how chronic back pain treatment without opioids using the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management permitted a patient to “forget” to come see him for a year as his pain was absent!

Vancouver Spine Care Centre offers spinal manipulation to athletes of all types – recreational and professional – to boost their efforts.

Vancouver CHIROPRACTIC TIP OF THE MONTH: Spinal Manipulation Before Sports

Vancouver athletes – recreational and professional – want that edge when they do their activity. Spinal manipulation could be that edge! Elite Taekwondo athletes felt increased muscle strength and corticospinal excitability to ankle plantar flexor muscles after just one spinal manipulation. The improved force of the maximum voluntary contraction of the plantar flexors persisted for 30 minutes and the corticospinal excitability increase went on for at least 60 minutes. (3) Virginia Tech football players – offensive and defensive - experienced improved performances in two football seasons during which they received pre-game spinal manipulation treatments. (4) A recent report shared that a single pre-exercise SMT elicited a heightened shift toward parasympathetic (the part of the autonomic nervous system responsible for controlling the body's unconscious actions) dominance and slightly diminished performance in recreational healthy athletes. (5) Time to try spinal manipulation for yourself! See if it boosts your edge. Let’s chat at your next Vancouver chiropractic appointment.

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Make your Vancouver chiropractic appointment. Vancouver Spine Care Centre is ready to help you control your chronic pain without opioids and help you not to be a part of today’s opioid epidemic and help Vancouver athletes improve their edge! Thank you for trusting your spine’s health to Vancouver Spine Care Centre!

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