Opioid Overuse Epidemic in Laurel MD

Opioid Overuse Epidemic in Laurel MD

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In this election season, sometimes the information and changes coming from Congress can seem overwhelming. This year though, one of the many issues that were considered was fighting the opioid overuse epidemic. Many persons first exposure to this medication is though treatment of painful conditions. Although most opioid medications are meant to taken only as a short term treatment, some patients continue to use the medications beyond just a short time. Long-term use is associated with many negative consequences including tolerance, dependence, and increased sensitivity to pain. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has identified opioid use and overuse as a growing problem. One of the main ways to change this problem is to change the way pain is treated. Chiropractic care can help in this regard. Dr. Hawk at Laurel Regional Chiropractic can help patients who are experiencing musculoskeletal pain with controlling their pain, and helping to find ways to relieve it. As noted above Congress has made amendments to help ensure that patients have access to a wide range of care for their treatment, including the conservative and safe care offered by chiropractors.

Many patients with chronic pain can be helped with conservative care, including that provided by a Doctor of Chiropractic. Neck and back pain, chronic pain caused by old injury or disease condition, as well as acute pain caused by recent injury or accident can all be helped with chiropractic care! Although opioid medications are essential to the treatment of pain in many cases, frequently patients or their providers nay prefer to avoid them because of the potential harms. Laurel Regional Chiropractic and chiropractic care in general has long been providing nonpharmacologic therapies and other non-invasive methods as an option to delay or avoid medications or surgeries.

When visiting laurel Regional Chiropractic, you can expect Dr. Hawk to discuss your medical history and your treatment goals with you to determine what your best plan of care is. Dr. Hawk will provide various treatment options and provide the best recommendations for your future health. More and more people are now recognizing the same thing that Congress is recognizing, that there is a need for treatment options when it comes to pain relief. Let the chiropractor at Laurel Regional Chiropractic help you mange pain with less use of medications!

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