Opioids: The Crisis

• The #1 cause of disability worldwide is spinal pain. • The annual cost of pain is $600B. More than heart disease($309B) and cancer($243B) combined. • Nearly 25% of all opioid prescriptions are given for back pain. The Institute of Medicine, FDA, & CDC guidelines all recommend non-opioid and non-pharmacologic approaches as the first line … Read more…

The Silent Epidemic

The Silent Epidemic A 2014 study published in The Journal of Neurology and a 2005 study published in The Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics, assess the efficacy of medications, acupuncture and spinal manipulation (spinal adjustment) for chronic spinal pain. Journal of Neurology 2014 Findings: Over 100,000 people have died from prescribed opioid drugs in the … Read more…

The SILENT epidemic that impacts more people than CAR accidents

What is the SILENT Epidemic? Pain reflects the existence of a problem.  Pharmaceutical companies and doctors tend to advertise treatments for pain when the true root issue does not involve pain at all.  Pain serves as an indication of an underlying issue or part of a healing process that provides protection to prevent further damage … Read more…