One of the most diagnosed health conditions in the USA is low back pain. People who go to see their chiropractor are less likely to be sent for surgery or prescribed pain killers. A recent study showed that 60% of opioid overdoses were people that were originally prescribed pain killers for chronic, non-cancer pain.
Another study has shown that chiropractic care can help relieve pain and reduce the amount of prescription pain killers people take. The study was done by researchers at Southern California University and showed that the likelihood of someone filling a prescription for an opioid analgesic was 55% lower among those receiving chiropractic care.