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The Opioids Crisis

The Opioid Crisis:  What It Means; How Chiropractic Can Help


Purpose of this Page


·         To provide information to patients, media, healthcare providers, employer groups and other organizations.

·         To provide tools and resources to help Doctors of Chiropractic talk to their patients, community, employers, and other groups regarding the seriousness of the opioid crisis and how Chiropractors can help.




·         Virginia Board of Medicine Creates New Opioid Prescription Guidelines:

·         “The Cost of Prescription Painkillers” Video from The Chiropractic Society of Wisconsin:

·         “Chiropractic: A Safer Solution to the Opioid Epidemic” Video from the Tennessee Chiropractic Association:

·         “Medical Journal Recommends Spinal Manipulation as a Primary Treatment for Low Back Pain” [Click Here]

·         Clinical Compass (CCGPP):

o   “Integration of Evidence Based Alternatives to Address the Opioid Crisis” - An editable PowerPoint Presentation for use by DCs to educate their patients.  [Part I] [Part II]

o   Variety of related papers:

·         The Ohio Governor’s Task Force: Acute Pain Infographic from Ohio State Chiropractic Association [Click Here]

·         American Chiropractic Association:  “Chiropractic and the Opioid Epidemic: Rethinking Our Approach to Pain” at

·         Foundation for Chiropractic Progress:  “F4CP Opioids Toolkit 1.0”

o   Complete toolkit at

o   White paper “Chiropractic: A Safer Strategy than Opioids” at

·         CDC Releases Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain:
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