A non-opioid based treatment strategy for patients with spinal pain

Takeaway

  • Chiropractic treatment may be an effective, non-pharmacological treatment option for patients with spinal pain.

Why this matters

  • The risks associated with the use of prescription opioid analgesics are well known. Deaths due to drug overdoses in 2017 increased by almost 10% over 2016, with opioids accounting for almost 48,000 cases.

  • As a result, there is a pressing need to identify safe and cost-effective alternatives for the treatment of pain with increasing attention being paid to non-pharmacological pain treatment.