Americans Prefer Drug-Free Pain Management Over Opioids

Data collected for the Gallup-Palmer College of Chiropractic Annual Study of Americans reveal that “78% of Americans prefer to try other ways to address their physical pain before they take pain medication prescribed by a doctor.”

In addition, “44% of Americans see prescription painkillers as a ‘crisis’ or ‘very serious problem’ in their local area, and 55% of those who know about the problem place ‘a lot’ of blame on ‘the pharmaceutical industry encouraging doctors to use opioids. Fifty-three percent place ‘a lot’ of blame on ‘doctors overprescribing painkillers to their patients.’”

The report states “these data could be a sign of a future where patients and healthcare professionals alike favor drug-free treatment options before relying on opioids.”

The findings are encouraging for massage therapists, who can offer drug-free methods of pain relief.

Download the full research brief here.

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Read the May / June 2022 Issue of Massage & Bodywork Magazine

The May/June 2022 issue of ABMP's Massage & Bodywork magazine is available at www.massageandbodyworkdigital.com. ABMP members get a print subscription as part of membership, and the digital edition is available online and free to the profession.

In this issue, we explore pelvic tilt and spinal compensation, improving bodywork through breath, and how listening to your clients is a superpower. We also discuss SI joint dysfunction, overuse injuries, and much more!⁠

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2022 ABMP CE Summit Course: Updating our Hands-On Approach

Learn about the properties of fascia and hands-on techniques for working with fascia in the leg. Join Til Luchau and Whitney Lowe for this engaging course that explores the composition and roles of fascia and collagen and demonstrates several myofascial hands-on techniques focused on the fascia in the leg and the sartorius, gracilis, semitendinosus, and pes anserinus muscles.

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