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The War on Chiropractic Must End to Improve Painkiller Addiction

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  • The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has urged doctors to get information about nondrug options for treating chronic pain, including cognitive behavioral therapy, physical therapy, chiropractic care and acupuncture
  • With no other knowledge of how to treat pain, most physicians treat it with prescription painkillers, and now we have an epidemic of prescription drug abuse and related deaths
  • Patients with neck pain who used a chiropractor and/or exercise were more than twice as likely to be pain-free in 12 weeks compared to those who took medication

By Dr. Mercola

In the U.S., painkiller addiction is so rampant that 91 Americans die every day from an overdose of prescription opioids or heroin. Prescription opioids such as oxycodone (OxyContin), hydrocodone (Vicodin), morphine and methadone are widely prescribed for pain relief.


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