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May 2019 Healthy News: Toronto Chiropractic Benefits Chronic Pain (Without Opioids) & Athletes

Instead of opioids, Toronto chiropractic is valuable for chronic pain management and relief. 

Chronic Pain: Opioids? Use Chiropractic Instead.

Toronto chronic pain is extensive. Toronto opioid use is widespread. What is an effective option? Chiropractic with Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre. Why? Opioids were welcomed as a pill solution for chronic pain…costs rose, risks rose. Options and co-treatment approaches are demanded. In a research investigation of 62,000 patients in six studies of chiropractic use and opioid prescribing, usage of chiropractic care ranged from 11.3% to 51.3%. Patients who saw a chiropractor for their musculoskeletal pain problem were 49% less apt to get a prescription for an opioid than those who went to other healthcare providers. (1) Patients using routine chiropractic care to cope with their chronic low-back and neck pain expressed to researchers that their pain would be more without such chiropractic care. Additionally, they are willing to pay for care to maintain their mild pain levels. The “willingness to pay” cost varies from $37.32 to $45.98. (2) Toronto chiropractic patients at Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre highly regard their chiropractic care! Toronto chiropractic services benefit chronic pain in addition to or without opioids.

Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Vincent Pankonin on The Back Doctor’s Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson about how chronic back pain treatment without opioids utilizing the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management allowed a patient to “forget” to come see him for a year as his pain was gone!

Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre offers spinal manipulation to athletes of all types – recreational and professional – to boost their efforts.

Toronto CHIROPRACTIC TIP OF THE MONTH: Spinal Manipulation Before Sports

Toronto athletes – recreational and professional – desire that edge when they do their thing. Spinal manipulation might be that edge! Elite Taekwondo athletes felt added muscle strength and corticospinal excitability to ankle plantar flexor muscles after just one spinal manipulation. The added force of the maximum voluntary contraction of the plantar flexors went on for 30 minutes and the corticospinal excitability increase lasted for at least 60 minutes. (3) Virginia Tech football players – offensive and defensive - experienced better performances in 2 football seasons during which they had pre-game spinal manipulation treatments. (4) A recent report said that a single pre-exercise SMT elicited a heightened shift toward parasympathetic (the part of the autonomic nervous system in charge of controlling the body's unconscious actions) dominance and slightly lessened performance in recreational healthy athletes. (5) Time to try spinal manipulation for yourself! See if it boosts your edge. Let’s chat at your next Toronto chiropractic appointment.

CONTACT Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre

Make your Toronto chiropractic appointment. Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre is here to help you manage your chronic pain without opioids and enable you not to be a part of today’s opioid epidemic and help Toronto athletes improve their edge! Thank you for trusting your spine’s health to Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre!

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