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Most Chiropractic Clinic Offers Options to Opioids for Pain Relief

Opioids. Back Pain. Treatment Options. Chiropractic has a place in managing and easing pain that shouldn’t be ignored. Primary care physicians don’t feel much confidence treating musculoskeletal pain. (1) Family practitioners are the leading prescribers of opioids. (2) Meanwhile, who takes care of 40% of pain patients? Chiropractors! (1) Your Murfreesboro chiropractor at Most Chiropractic Clinic treats many pain patients and relieves plenty of Murfreesboro back pain often exclusive of opioids.


These statistics are based on a huge study of 478,981 newly diagnosed, “opiate-naïve” patients who begin utilizing opiates for pain relief. (2)

  • 40.4% of pain patients accepted opioid prescriptions for the first time within a year of pain but only 4% met the requirement for long-term use.
  • Family practice doctors are the most usual first prescribers of opiates for pain whose risk of prescribing these early in the pain process is 24.4% while those patients then have a 2% risk of long-term, continued opiate use.  
  • Patients who seek care from emergency medicine doctors (43.1%) or urgent care facility (40.8%) are most certainly to be prescribed opiates early in their pain cycle.
  • Patients diagnosed first by a pain management doctor or physical medicine and rehab provider have a higher risk of long-term opioid use by 6.7% and 3.4%, respectively.

Most Chiropractic Clinic welcomes pain patients to seek Murfreesboro chiropractic care first!


Primary care physicians (52%), pain physicians (2%), chiropractors (40%), acupuncturists (7%) doctor chronic pain patients. Primary care physicians are the least probable physicians to feel confident managing musculoskeletal and neuropathic pain. (1) Chiropractors like yours at Most Chiropractic Clinic confidently use non-drug management and/or co-management with other healthcare personnel for the pain relief and pain control for Murfreesboro back pain patients.


Most Chiropractic Clinic wonders why chiropractors aren’t more readily thought of in the process for Murfreesboro pain relief, especially Murfreesboro back pain relief. Chiropractic services intergrate spinal manipulation (one of the top recommended forms of care for back pain by the American Pain Society and the American College of Physicians (3)), exercise, and nutrition. What stops some medical doctors from considering nutrition? A recent article states the reason in its title: “Nutrition: Push For Doctors To Learn Nutrition: Many Graduate Without Training.” It also shares that patients believe their medical doctor knows about nutrition. (4) And that’s ok if healthcare professionals coordinated care along their lines of expertise, acknowledging that each has a role in the care of the pain patient and has the best welfare of the patient fundamentally. Chiropractors are proficient in non-surgical and non-drug care of pain, back pain, and spine pain.


Recognizing that a healthcare provider’s profession influences his/her treatment recommendations, guidelines for Murfreesboro back pain patient care are established to try to apply the expertise fully. Interdisciplinary care challenges differences among professions and their recommendation standards so that a patient gets a consistent therapy message with up-to-date treatment guidelines. Activity messages do vary by profession though: nurses were more restrictive in their recommendations of activity; physicians were more in line with guidelines; physiotherapists recommended much more activity but less work activity than physicians. (5) Most Chiropractic Clinic collaborates with other local Murfreesboro healthcare providers for patient care, valuing their expertise and contribution to Murfreesboro back pain patients’ return to activities of daily living that make each day more pleasant.

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Schedule a Murfreesboro chiropractic appointment with Most Chiropractic Clinic for interdisciplinary care of your pain. Your Murfreesboro chiropractor is ready and willing to work with fellow Murfreesboro healthcare providers and to share with you options on how to manage your back pain beyond and/or alongside opioid drug care.

Murfreesboro back pain and chronic pain often find relief at Most Chiropractic Clinic without opioids. 
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