Oregon Prioritizes Chiropractic, Complementary Therapies Over Painkillers and Surgery

DocC1Oregon’s state health plan has made a bold move to place a priority on chiropractic and other complementary therapies that could lead the way for other states to do the same.

Patients with back pain will be able to move from invasive (and potentially addictive) therapies such as painkillers and surgery as first-line therapies in favor of more conservative and potentially more effective therapies such as chiropractic, which works to treat the underlying condition causing back pain.

Oregon is currently the number one state in the nation for opioid abuse.

Studies have demonstrated that spinal manipulation and chiropractic care are more effective at offering pain relief than medications or other medical care.

The new policy begins on January 1, 2016….

Could Oregon’s bold move pave the way for more states to initiate similar policies?

Many Oregon patients with chronic back pain will soon discover a host of new treatment options they previously didn’t have—including chiropractic care.

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