In a recent article researchers analyzed Medicare, Medicaid, and private insurance plans and what they revealed was that many of these insurance companies do not apply evidence-based utilization management rules that are designed to reduce opioid overuse and give safer alternatives. JAMA Network Open, June 2018
Chiropractic care is poised to take over the lead in contributing to the reduction of opioid abuse. If your experiencing pain both acute and chronic pain chiropractic adjustments and home lifestyle modifications have been proven to reduce or eliminate your pain. Imagine if the first option for everyone was to go to a chiropractor instead of reaching for a prescribed bottle of opioids? Hopefully over time the insurance companies will set new policies to address this issue. Remember we treat all aches and pains, from the head to the toes and fingers. If your having joint pains anywhere try chiropractic first versus a bottle of pills.