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Chiropractic First Choice for Low Back Pain

Every day, more than 1,000 people are treated in the emergency room for misusing prescription opioids. Beyond the risks of addiction and overdose, prescription drugs that numb pain may convince an individual that a musculoskeletal condition is less severe than it is, or that it has healed. This misunderstanding frequently leads to overexertion, a delay in the healing process and even permanent injury.

According to American College of Physicians (ACP) updated guidelines for the treatment of acute and chronic low back pain, non-invasive, non-drug treatments should be used before resorting to drug therapies. ACP guidelines, published in the Annals of Internal Medicine and based on a review of randomized controlled trials and observational studies, cite heat therapy, massage, acupuncture and spinal manipulation, a centerpiece of chiropractic care, as possible options for low back pain.

Dr. Christine Hoch, owner of Fort Myers Chiropractic Studio, located at 12655 New Brittany Blvd., Ste. 13W, in Fort Myers, practices functional medicine and offers chiropractic adjustments, coupled with physiotherapy, acupuncture and nutritional support, along with customized wellness programs. For more information, call 239-243-8735 or visit

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