An Alternative to Opioids for That Pain in the Neck – Mountain … – Mountain Grove News Journal

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The average person will experience some type of neck pain in their lives: sleeping in an awkward position, exercise related pain, or injury. However, there are people who endure chronic neck, and in some cases it is debilitating. The usual course of treatment for pain of this nature is prescription drugs in the opiod family. Drugs prescribed could be OxyContin, Norco or Vicodin. Due to the highly addictive nature of these medications, the Food and Drug Adminstration and the Center for Disease Control and Prevention are encouraging patients and healthcare providers to find alternate forms of treatment other than prescription drugs. One such treatment would be chiropractic care, which is covered by most insurance companies. The treatment is drug free and performed by trained and educated doctors in the field of chiropractic care. Most patients are highly satisfied with the results of the drug free, hands on technique.

Key Takeaways:

  • Typical prescription painkillers can be addictive or cause health problems
  • Chiropractic care is a good non medical alternative for neck pain alleviation
  • Benefits of chiropractic care can include increased flexibility, muscle strength, and range of motion

“There are all sorts of neck pain: the temporary type one has after sleeping awkwardly, the sore type one has following exercise, or the nagging type often associated with a car accident.”

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