The following report was issued by the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report and was titled
In 2010, enough opioid pain relievers (OPR) were sold to medicate every adult in the United States with the equivalent of a typical dose of 5 mg of hydrocodone every 4 hours for 1 month (1), a 300% increase in the sales rate over 11 years. This rise in distribution of OPR is concomitant with increasing rates of drug overdose death and chronic, non-medical use of OPR (2,3).
*Medical providers are looking for OPTIONS for their spine patients that focused on non-opioid pain management and bio-mechanical correction. The time is NOW to reach out and TEACH what chiropractic care can offer as part of the larger healthcare team.
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