Jim Whedon DC, MS
Director of Health Services Research
SCU Health System
Southern California University of Health Sciences
PainRelief.com: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings?
Response: Utilization of
nonpharmacological pain management may prevent unnecessary use of opioids.
Our objective was to evaluate the impact of chiropractic utilization upon use of prescription opioids among patients with spinal pain. Overall, in the states of CT, MA and NH, at any particular time in the study period of 2012-2017, between 1.55 and 2.03 times more nonrecipients of chiropractic care.filled an opioid prescription, as compared with recipients.