Renowned Houston Chiropractor Raising Awareness for Chiropractic Care and Joins the American Chiropractic Association’s (ACA) Campaign for Against Painkiller Abuse
As the country celebrates October as National Chiropractic Health Month, renowned Houston Chiropractor, Dr. Gregory Johnson, of the Advanced Chiropractic Relief, joins the American Chiropractic Association’s (ACA) in celebrating the National Chiropractic Health Month, which is a nationwide campaign held each October. This year’s theme #PainFreeNation and activities will focus on how chiropractic’s natural and non-drug approach to pain relief can help patients overcome pain and deter misues, abuse or overuse of prescription opioid medications.
A report titled “2013 Drug Overdose Mortality Data” released by the Centers for Diease Control and Prevention (CDC) revealed that there were about 16,235 deaths involving prescription opioid in 2013, an increase of 1 percent from 2012. The study further revealed that drug overdose deaths in 2013 hit 43,982, an alarming six percent rise from 2012. The abuse of prescription pain medications in America has become an “epidemic.”
Another survey by the National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) cited that an estimated 6.2 million Americans, or 2.6 percent of adults in America, abuse prescription drugs. Out of that number, about 4.4 million of them abuse pain relievers by taking more than the prescribed dosage. Patients who do not follow their prescriptions are at high risk of being addicted. The rate of full-blown addiction is about 0.3 percent. The rate of prescription drug abuse has risen dramatically for over the last decade. About 2.4 million Americans began misusing prescription pain relievers in 2001, almost quadrupling from 628,000 in 1990, the survey revealed.
As America grapples with increasing rate of over-reliance on prescription painkillers, which only temporarily addresses the pain, but do not cure the symptoms and with opioid-related deaths alarmingly rising, Dr. Johnson is doing his part to educate his patients and online followers on the numerous holistic benefits of chiropractic care, as well as highlighting the potential dangers of using prescription painkillers for chronic pain, back pain, neck pain and other painful spine or musculoskeletal conditions. Dr. Johnson has been raising awareness regarding the benefits of chiropractic care as one of the safest, drug-free, all natural and non-surgical treatment available that has helped provide pain relief to millions of patients suffering from various painful and debilitating conditions such as back pain, neck pain, herniated disc, chronic pain, migraine headaches, sciatica, as well as car accident injuries and sports injuries.
Top Benefits of Chiropractic Care
Join the Conversation on the Prescription Painkiller Epidemic
ACA will host a public Twitter chat at 2 p.m. ET on Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2015, using the hashtag #PainFreeNation to help increase awareness of chiropractic’s all-natural approach to pain relief or pain management and help people lessen their dependence on prescription painkillers. Dr. Johnson will join the conversation and help educate the public on the numerous benefits of chiropractic care for managing pain, general health and well-being.
Chiropractic Care Can Help Relieve Pain
Chiropractic provides a holistic approach to healthcare by keeping the body’s structure, specially the spine, fully aligned and funtioning. Through chiropractic maneuvers at his Houston chiropractic center, Dr. Johnson can correct your body’s alignment to restore your body’s health and function and relieve you of pain from conditions such as hiatal hernia, back pain, neck pain, sciatica, herniated disc or injuries from car accidents or playing sports. and help restore your body’s health and function.
Free Chiropractic Exam for the Month of October!
Dr. Gregory Johnson, a renowned and highly-experienced Houston chiropractor who has extensive experience and advanced training in chiropractic treatment, is providing free chiropractic examination from October 1-31, 2015 in celebration of the National Chiropractic Health Month. To schedule a chiropractic examination, call Advanced Chiropractic Relief at 281-405-2611 or click on Contact Us to submit your request online. Our office is conveniently located in 363 N Sam Houston Pkwy E Suite 1060 Houston, Texas 77060.