Cal Chiro & the Foundation for Chiropractic Progress Collaborate on Sacramento Bee Ad
April 11, 2018

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In the state of California, hospitals treat one prescription opioid or heroin overdose every 45 minutes. 

In 2016, nearly 2,000 people in California died from a drug overdose, with 70 percent of the deaths involving a prescription opioid.

Enough opioid prescriptions in California are written to kill every resident more than twice.

California’s Opioid Death Toll: 11 deaths per 100,000 residents.

NON-DRUG APPROACHES ARE NEEDED.

As Primary Care Providers, chiropractors offer a non-drug solution to pain. Chiropractic care is safe, and both clinically and cost effective. It correlates with positive societal impact and high patient satisfaction rates.

A study by the Alternative Medicine Integration Group found that patients using chiropractors as their first mode of treatment demonstrated a 60.2% decrease in hospital admissions, a 62% decrease in outpatient surgeries and procedures, and a 85% decrease in pharmaceutical costs. The California Chiropractic Association urges legislators, insurers and employers to lead the mission to put a chiropractor on all Californians’ healthcare team as the first line of defense.

Chiropractors — who receive a minimum of seven years higher education — are specifically trained in clinical evaluation and diagnosis. They provide non-pharmaceutical care and rehabilitation to individuals suffering from acute and chronic neck and low back pain, headaches, musculoskeletal conditions and other related neurological conditions.