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May 2019 Healthy News: Watertown Chiropractic Benefits Chronic Pain (Without Opioids) & Athletes

Instead of opioids, Watertown chiropractic is valuable for chronic pain management and relief. 

Chronic Pain: Opioids? Use Chiropractic Instead.

Watertown chronic pain is extensive. Watertown opioid use is epidemic. What is an effective option? Chiropractic with Watertown Wellness Center. Why? Opioids were hailed as a pill solution for chronic pain…costs increased, risks increased. Options and co-treatment approaches are demanded. In a research investigation of 62,000 patients in six studies of chiropractic use and opioid prescribing, use of chiropractic care fluctuated from 11.3% to 51.3%. Patients who visited a chiropractor for their musculoskeletal pain problem were 49% less liable to get a prescription for an opioid than those who went to different healthcare providers. (1) Patients using routine chiropractic care to manage their chronic low-back and neck pain expressed to researchers that their pain would be greater without such chiropractic care. Additionally, they are willing to pay for care to maintain their mild pain levels. The “willingness to pay” cost ranges from $37.32 to $45.98. (2) Watertown chiropractic patients at Watertown Wellness Center highly regard their chiropractic care! Watertown chiropractic services benefit chronic pain in addition to or without opioids.

Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Vincent Pankonin on The Back Doctor’s Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson about how chronic back pain treatment without opioids using the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management allowed a patient to “forget” to come see him for a year as his pain was absent!

Watertown Wellness Center offers spinal manipulation to athletes of all types – recreational and professional – to boost their efforts.

Watertown CHIROPRACTIC TIP OF THE MONTH: Spinal Manipulation Before Sports

Watertown athletes – recreational and professional – desire that edge when they do their activity. Spinal manipulation might be that edge! Elite Taekwondo athletes felt increased muscle strength and corticospinal excitability to ankle plantar flexor muscles after just one spinal manipulation. The improved force of the maximum voluntary contraction of the plantar flexors persisted for 30 minutes and the corticospinal excitability increase continued for not less than 60 minutes. (3) Virginia Tech football players – offensive and defensive - experienced increased performances in two football seasons during which they received pre-game spinal manipulation treatments. (4) A recent report shared that a single pre-exercise SMT brought about a heightened shift toward parasympathetic (the part of the autonomic nervous system in charge of controlling the body's unconscious actions) dominance and marginally diminished performance in recreational healthy athletes. (5) Time to try spinal manipulation for yourself! See if it boosts your edge. Let us talk at your next Watertown chiropractic appointment.

CONTACT Watertown Wellness Center

Make your Watertown chiropractic appointment. Watertown Wellness Center is here to help you control your chronic pain without opioids and enable you not to be a part of today’s opioid epidemic and help Watertown athletes improve their edge! Thank you for entrusting your spine’s health to Watertown Wellness Center!

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