‘Chiropractic: A Key to America’s Opioid Exit Strategy’ is a follow-up discussion to ‘Chiropractic: A Safer Strategy than Opioids’, which examines the positive steps as well as the shortcomings of initiatives undertaken from July 2016 – March 2017 to address the opioid crisis. It also assesses the current landscape of opportunities to offer patients, doctors and payers meaningful programs to effectively address acute, subacute and chronic neck, low back and neuro-musculoskeletal pain without the use of painkillers.
Based upon the evidence articulated in this ground-breaking positioning paper, it becomes clear that chiropractic care is a key component of ‘America’s Opioid Exit Strategy’ on several levels:
✓ Perform first-line assessment and care for neck, back and neuro-musculoskeletal pain to avoid opiate prescribing from the first onset of pain
✓ Provide care throughout treatment to mitigate the introduction of drugs
✓ Offer an effective approach to acute, subacute and chronic pain management that helps addicts achieve a wellness focused, pain-free lifestyle as they reduce their utilization of opioids.
✓ It’s also a compelling opportunity for our health system, commercial and government payers, employers — and most importantly patients — to resolve the issues surrounding pain at lower costs, with improved outcomes and without drugs or surgery.
If you haven’t already, we encourage you to download a copy of Chiropractic: A Key to America’s Opioid Exit Strategy’ HERE.