Satterwhite Chiropractic Offers Chiropractic Care Which May Reduce the Need of Opioids

Opioid epidemic. It’s been in the news. A good way to avoid relying on opioids is to not have to start with them. The public and the medical community are (coming) together on this. Recent research describes the benefit chiropractic care has in reducing the need, prescribing, and use of opioids. Satterwhite Chiropractic is glad to fill the additional role of pain management for Oxford back pain sufferers!


Satterwhite Chiropractic understands the frequent opioid use in low back pain management. Researchers do, too. They analyzed low back pain patients cared for by chiropractors to find out if said chiropractic patients were less prone to use or more prone to use lower doses of opioids for their pain. Such an impact could lead to a decreased risk of adverse effects. They found that chiropractic patients versus non-chiropractic patients were 55% less prone to fill an opioid prescription, a considerably lower number. (1) There are many Oxford chiropractic patients who would like to not get their opioid prescriptions. Satterwhite Chiropractic is here to help them control their back pain with the addition of Oxford chiropractic care.


Satterwhite Chiropractic often communicates with medical colleagues to help our Oxford back pain patients manage their pain. Research supports such an effort! The study of a family medicine practice that incorporated chiropractic services stated changes in opioid prescription rates. The monthly rate of opioid prescription writing dropped significantly by 22%. The rate of prescription writing for schedule II opioids decreased significantly by 32% too. The likelihood of writing a schedule II opioid prescription fell by 27%, too, when chiropractic services were added. Medical providers prescribed daily doses of opioids that were 30% less than before chiropractic was included. Including chiropractic reduced the dosage of opioids, the number of opioid prescriptions, and the types of opioids prescribed. The authors indicated that adding chiropractic was positive in opioid prescribing and implementation of a non-pharmaceutical option for pain management. (2) By collaborating like this, Oxford healthcare providers like your chiropractor and your medical team want what is best for your health and back pain relief. We will come together to accomplish that goal.

CONTACT Satterwhite Chiropractic

Listen to this PODCAST with DR. James Cox on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he describes how Cox® Technic eases back pain with some discussion of the role of opioids.

Make your next Oxford chiropractic appointment today. For the epidemic of back pain and opioid use, adding Oxford chiropractic care may be beneficial in shrinking the epidemic of opioids. 

Satterwhite Chiropractic presents new research that demonstrates the benefit of chiropractic care in reducing the need and use of opioids for back pain. 
« View All Featured Articles
"This information and website content is not intended to diagnose, guarantee results, or recommend specific treatment or activity. It is designed to educate and inform only. Please consult your physician for a thorough examination leading to a diagnosis and well-planned treatment strategy. See more details on the DISCLAIMER page. Content is reviewed by Dr. James M. Cox I."