Shining a Light on the Opioid Epidemic
April 2, 2018
The quick fix a pill provides, in addition to an aging population that experiences more aches and pains than it once did, led to a rise in opioid use. When generic opioids hit the market, and the price began to drop, the prescriptions began to rise.
"Chiropractic treatments are gentle and effective and do not use drugs or surgery," Phillips said. "Decompression therapy is non-invasive. Exercising, stretching, and diet modification are all things that can help alleviate pain." The latest tool is the MLS (Multi-Wave Locked System) Therapy Laser, a device that was FDA cleared for use nine years ago. The first laser therapy was a breakthrough, giving health care practitioners another way to improve the quality of life for their patients. "In the past, you would work with other therapies to try to do this," Phillips said. "We would work with ice therapy or massage therapy. What we're finding is that through laser therapy, we can have a set treatment protocol that's shorter, and we are able to get people better faster.