Chiropractic as Part of an Anti-Opioid Strategy

This great piece of 2018 research has probably not received the publicity it deserves, especially not in light of the sobering stats released from the last 2 years on opioid related deaths in the US, showing little abating. The prescription medications that a patient receives at the time of a first major injury or other musculoskeletal event can be a “gateway drug” to start an addiction cycle that leads patients to street drugs and their lethal potential. And so the need to look at all first line non-opioid interventions in those cases. I rest with a little comfort that our profession is doing their share in trying to reverse the tide.