Amelia Chiropractic Clinic Offers Chiropractic Care Which May Reduce the Need of Opioids

The epidemic of opioid use. It’s been in the news. An efficient way to avoid relying on opioids is to not have to start with them. The public and the medical community are (coming) together about this topic. New research shares the benefit chiropractic care has in reducing the prescribing, need, and use of opioids. Amelia Chiropractic Clinic is happy to satisfy the additional role of pain management for Fernandina Beach back pain sufferers!


Amelia Chiropractic Clinic understands the frequent opioid use in low back pain management. Researchers do, too. They reviewed low back pain patients cared for by chiropractors to determine if said chiropractic patients were less prone to use or more prone to use lower doses of opioids for their pain. Such an effect could lead to a reduced risk of adverse effects. They found that chiropractic patients versus non-chiropractic patients were 55% less likely to fill an opioid prescription, a significantly lower number. (1) There are many Fernandina Beach chiropractic patients who would like to not get their opioid prescriptions. Amelia Chiropractic Clinic is here to help them manage their back pain with the addition of Fernandina Beach chiropractic care.


Amelia Chiropractic Clinic often cooperates with medical colleagues to be of assistance to our Fernandina Beach back pain patients in managing their pain. Research supports such an effort! The study of a family medicine practice that incorporated chiropractic services found 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 dropped 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 proposed that adding chiropractic was positive in opioid prescribing and implementation of a non-pharmaceutical option for pain management. (2) Working together, Fernandina Beach healthcare providers like your chiropractor and your medical team want what is best for your health and back pain relief. We’ll work together to reach that goal.

CONTACT Amelia Chiropractic Clinic

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

Schedule your next Fernandina Beach chiropractic appointment now. For the epidemic of back pain and opioid use, including Fernandina Beach chiropractic care may be advantageous in easing the opioid epidemic. 

Amelia Chiropractic Clinic presents new research that shows 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."