Effects Of Opioids In Vernon Hills

Effects Of Opioids In Vernon Hills

What are Opioids?  They are a classification of drugs that fall in the class 2 or 3.  This drug changes the central nervous system or the peripheral nervous system in its patients.  This drug classification is highly addictive, has psychological affects and an array of additional side effects.

Roughly 21 to 29 percent of patients prescribed opioids for chronic pain misuse them.  Additionally, 8-12% develop an opioid use disorder.

Typically, a patient would be prescribed an opioid if they were experiencing extreme pain, commonly on- going low back pain.

Alternatives to the use of Opioids would be Chiropractic and Physical Therapy care.  Some states have implemented protocol requiring use of alternative treatment options before the patient can even be considered for an Opioid prescription.

Chiropractic Care Versus Opioid Prescription in Vernon Hills IL

At Integral Medical and Rehabilitation in Vernon Hills, we utilize non-invasive, non-habit forming treatment options for our patients.

We typically see a reduction in pain within a few weeks depending on the condition.  We have also helped some patients reduce the amount and frequency of their medication.

Our goal is to meet our patients where they are- Dr. Hartlett will conduct a full consultation to discuss options for individual care.

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*Vowles KE, McEntee ML, Julnes PS, Frohe T, Ney JP, van der Goes DN. Rates of opioid misuse, abuse, and addiction in chronic pain: a systematic review and data synthesis. Pain. 2015;156(4):569-576. doi:10.1097/01.j.pain.0000460357.01998.f1


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