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Take opioids off the table with drug-free chiropractic.

Why you should be cautious with opioids:

3 days

Long-term opioid use increases sharply after just 3 days


In 2020, more than 1,300 people in Georgia died in opioid-related overdoses


Total number of opioid-related overdose deaths in Georgia increased by 207% (2010 - 2020)

We’re here to fight the opioid crisis with natural pain relief for those struggling with neck and back pain. Georgia Chiropractic Association and hundreds of chiropractors across the state stand together to support this campaign, initially made possible by The William M. Harris Family Foundation.

Painful Condition? Get Relief.
Without Addiction.

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What Are Opiods?

Opioids are a class of prescription pain reliever that interacts with opioid receptors on nerve cells in the brain and body. In addition to pain relief, opioids can produce euphoria (a feeling of intense happiness) - this is why they are often misused. Misuse (using in a different way or a larger quantity than prescribed or taken without a prescription) can lead to addiction, overdose, and death. In addition, misuse of prescription opioids often leads to use of illegal street drugs.

What Are Opiods For:

Opioids are for patients with cancer, experiencing the highest level of pain, or for hospice patients experiencing end-of-life pain.

Can Opiods Treat Back Pain?

In the 1990s and early 2000s, pharmaceutical companies misrepresented opioids to be nonaddictive and highly effective for all pain, even lower back pain. Even after all we know about opioids, some physicians still prescribe opioids for back and neck pain. However, most patients on opioid therapy for back pain continue to report regular pain and poor quality of life. 



Opioids must come off the table for neck and back pain. Leading healthcare agencies recommend non-pharmacological care – or natural pain relief – for patients with non-cancer pain, including the use of chiropractic adjustments. (These reputable agencies include The Center for Disease Control and Prevention, the U.S Food & Drug Administration, the Department of Health and Human Services, the National Academy of Medicine and The Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Healthcare.)

What Is Chiropractic?

Chiropractic care aims to restore proper function of the nervous system caused by improper movement and positioning of spinal bones. The goal of chiropractic care is to restore spinal movement and function rather than using opioids, which do not address the cause of spinal pain. Chiropractic care consists primarily of spinal adjustments and supportive care, which chiropractors personalize for each patient.

Who Should See A Chiropractor

People of all ages and levels of health can get proven scientific benefits from chiropractic care, including spinal pain. Spinal pain includes both neck pain and back pain.


How the Spine Affects the Whole Body

Your entire nervous system travels from your brain, through your spinal cord, and out to the rest of your body. When your spine is out of alignment, there’s the possibility you’ll experience a wide range of health problems.

General issues that link back to spinal misalignment can include:

Headache • Limb pain • Numbness • Fatigue • Impaired mobility • Stiffness

Download our ebook to see if you are experiencing any symptoms of spinal misalignment.



One in four primary care patients on opioid therapy for chronic pain become addicted, according to the CDC.


Young adults are most at risk to misuse prescription opioids but adults 25-54 are most likely to overdose, according to the CDC.

1 in 96

An opioid overdose is the 6th leading cause of preventable death in the U.S., claiming more lives than car accidents or gun violence, according to the National Safety Council.



Only 1.5% of people with back injuries who are treated by chiropractors are likely to have surgery.

Compared to:

Patients who saw a surgeon for their pain were 42.7% more likely to have surgery according to a study published in the NCBI.

A recent medical study published in JAMA learned active-duty U.S. military service members with back pain found chiropractic care to be effective.

Noticeable results:

After just six weeks, patients who received both medical and chiropractic care had higher improvements compared to those who only had medical care.

Learn more about how chiropractic adjustments and related care can help you stand tall against back pain.

Films that Explore the Impact of Opioids

Throughout the years of the opioid epidemic, millions of people have passed away from opioid ...
On the left side of the photo: Bottles of fentanyl and kratom are marked out with as bad with the color red. On the right side of the photo: An older gentleman is getting his neck adjusted by a chiropractor. There is a green check mark about this image. Then the title of the blog post sits at the bottom. Newest Opioid Alternative Cause for Concern: Chiropractic Safer. Chiropractic Safer is colored in a dark green.

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“I try to treat the person, not the issue because that’s what I always wanted when going through my own pain.”

DR. AMBER JACKSON // Vaughn Chiropractic, Acworth, GA
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