|Canadian Chiropractors are taking a very helpful approach to alleviate the suffering from Opioid drug overuse. The new guidelines support the help Chiropractors can give.
The Canadian Chiropractic Association (CCA) has released the following press release in support of the new Canadian prescribing guidelines issued by The Michael G. DeGroote National Pain Centre at McMaster University on behalf of Health Canada yesterday.
“The key to reducing the number of new opioid users is to ensure access to evidence-based, non-opioid alternatives,” says Dr. Busse. Among the recommended non-pharmacological therapies for pain management is spinal manipulation, which is advised for the treatment of neck pain,1 headaches,1 and chronic back pain.
Also, south of the border, a recent study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, reviewed 15 studies and found spinal manipulation reduced lower back pain and improved function after six weeks of treatment. The benefits were similar to those achieved with nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), common over-the-counter pain relievers that come with a long list of potential side effects, particularly if used for more than a short time.