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.