West Virginia Governor Sees Chiropractic as a Safe Treatment Option for Opioids

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WVCS Executive Director
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Chiropractic: A Safe Treatment Option for Opioids

Charleston, WV, April 10, 2018 – On March 27, 2018 – West Virginia Governor Jim Justice signed Senate Bill 273, “Reducing Use of Certain Prescription Drugs” into law effective June 7, 2018. The purpose of Senate Bill 273 is to reduce the overuse of prescriptions of opioids and create a method to provide alternative treatment plans rather than prescribing. Senate Bill 273 benefits the Chiropractic profession in West Virginia and provides for Doctors of Chiropractic to treat pain while decreasing the amount of prescriptions in our state. (more…)

Association Between Chiropractic Treatment and Decreased Opioid Prescription

J Altern Complement Med. 2018 Feb 22. doi: 10.1089/acm.2017.0131. [Epub ahead of print]
Association Between Utilization of Chiropractic Services for Treatment of Low-Back Pain and Use of Prescription Opioids.
Whedon JM1, Toler AWJ1, Goehl JM2, Kazal LA2.
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Abstract
OBJECTIVE:
Pain relief resulting from services delivered by doctors of chiropractic may allow patients to use lower or less frequent doses of opioids, leading to reduced risk of adverse effects. The objective of this investigation was to evaluate the association between utilization of chiropractic services and the use of prescription opioid medications. (more…)