Chiropractic Reduces Opioid Prescriptions by Half

A recent study published in Pain Medicine by researchers from Southern California University of Health Sciences, Dartmouth, and Kaizo Health reviewed five years of claims data from three states and over 100,000 patients, aged 18 to 84 years old. Chiropractic services in addition to primary care reduced the risk of filling an opioid prescription by half compared to patients receiving primary care alone. The effect was greater in those people who saw a chiropractic physician within 30 days of diagnosis.

Chiropractic offers a safe, proven and cost-effective options for patients suffering from acute and chronic spine pain. At Henry Chiropractic Clinic, LLC we have served thousands of patients with neck and back pain, auto accidents, and herniated, bulging or degenerative discs since opening in 2006. Our practice emphasis utilizes new technology, including non-surgical spinal decompression and cold laser therapy, to gently relieve acute and chronic pain. This study reaffirms our commitment to providing Greenville with pain relief without drugs or surgery.


Whedon JM, Toler AWJ, Kazal LA, Bezdjian S, Goehl JM, Greenstein J. Impact of Chiropractic Care on Use of Prescription Opioids in Patients with Spinal Pain. Pain Med. 2020 Mar 6.


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Dr. Luke Henry

Dr. Luke Henry graduated from Clemson University with a B.S. in Computer Engineering and minor in Mathematical Science. He decided to become a chiropractic physician after chiropractic care helped him recover from an injury. Dr. Henry graduated summa cum laude, at the top of his class, from Sherman College. He has postgraduate education in Physiotherapy through New York Chiropractic College, advanced training in the care of whiplash injuries through the Spine Research Institute of San Diego, and spinal decompression at Parker University. Dr. Henry is the author of peer-reviewed research and is a reviewer for scientific journals. Dr. Henry is a member of the International Medical Advisory Board on Spinal Decompression, the International Dose-Response Society and the South Carolina Chiropractic Association. He is a postgraduate guest lecturer and has presented on low-level laser therapy, spinal decompression, compliance, and the management of difficult and unusual cases. Dr. Henry is recognized as an expert in the field of chiropractic.