Opioids. There is a Better Option

Misuse of prescription painkillers is a larger problem than anyone realizes. 

In 2017 more than 191 million opioid prescriptions were dispensed to American patients. 66% of these prescriptions for pain and most commonly back pain. Prescription pain relievers obtained from a friend or relative, either given for free or taken without permission, is the number one source for misused pain relief, according to a study in 2015. 57% of these individuals using pain relievers without a prescription were first time users. 

Patients who are given effective tools for pain management by their doctor are less likely to seek out possibly harmful solutions to provide them with pain relief. QOMC offers safe, effective, non-opioid pain resolution using regenerative treatment which combines proven methods of pain relief, muscle strength rebalancing, and supportive equipment such as bracing.

The pulley system in the lower back bracing creates a resistive force on the low back. This decreases the load the low back must carry, allowing the muscles to relax and the trunk to be supported. When combined with restorative care such as physical therapy or chiropractic adjustments the cause of the pain can be effectively identified and resolved, minimizing the use of over-the-counter or prescription pain relievers. 

The doctors at QOMC want to help you achieve pain-free living. You have so many options to choose from and we can help you explore them. Please call us today.

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