The Role of Chiropractic Care and Other Nonpharmacological Approaches in Reducing Opioid Use

Updated: July 2021

Changes in Opioid Therapy Use by an Interprofessional Primary Care Team

  • A 2021 retrospective study analyzed opioid prescriptions in a family medicine practice from 2015-2018. During that time, the practice added on-site chiropractic services. After this inclusion, the monthly rate of opioid prescriptions decreased by 22%. ABSTRACT

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A literature synthesis of the role of Chiropractic Care in reducing Opioid Use — an academically rigorous analysis of all the available scientific literature using internationally accepted tools to rate each article according to specific criteria indicating only what we can conclude with supportable, scientific evidence.