Alternatives to Using Opioids in Pain Management

Chiropractors and other medical providers in an Integrated Medical clinic setting have an ability to play a major role in preventing opioid addiction with pain management alternatives. Advanced Medical Integration (AMI), the nation’s leading consulting group for establishing holistic, philosophically-based medical integration, is holding regular live online trainings in 2021 to inform chiropractors and doctors alike of ways they can prevent overuse of opioids through an integrated clinic. 

Americans spend $4.01 trillion dollars annually as of 2020 on healthcare. That’s $11,582 per person, or 19.7% of our national GDP. Yet among 180 nations, the United States ranks 37th by the World Health Organization in the overall health of our people.

Today, the most common reason someone goes to the hospital as an adult is to address back pain. If you go to the office of an ordinary American medical clinic you will likely walk out with a prescription for some medication. If you are in pain, it could be a painkiller like an opioid, which is very addictive.

In 2019, opioid related deaths rose to record high numbers of 72,000 people in the US. By June 2020 opioid related deaths increased by 13%, which is one of the largest rises of drug-related deaths in recent history.

“Opioids are highly addictive and have caused an epidemic which has devastated millions.  Sadly, most people that are prescribed opioids for chronic pain could find relief from conservative musculoskeletal care.  Particularly from multi-specialty practices that combine chiropractic care, physical therapy and conservative medical treatments.” - AMI CEO and co-owner, Dr. Eric Huntington, DC

What AMI Does and How it’s Different

The mission and philosophy of AMI clinics is that no drugs will be prescribed if the natural means of holistic treatment can handle the patient’s problem. AMI has found that when a patient has another option than an opioid there is a greater than 70% chance that they will choose something other than an opioid. And with most opioids being prescribed for back pain, which is something that integrated clinics are able to help with, integrated clinics are able to reduce the amount of patients prescribed with opioids thereby helping to reduce and end the opioid crisis right at its root starting point.

When a licensed MD, or Nurse Practitioner, and Chiropractor team up in the AMI integrated model, they coordinate to ensure the best treatment possible using a variety of methods. AMI provides doctors with a proven path to make a positive change by having a principled, multi-disciplinary team under one roof. Every patient receives a customized treatment plan with the goal of using holistic and natural methods only (without dangerous drugs or needless surgery).

Innovating Healthcare with Non-Opioid Pain Management Alternatives

Sometimes surgery is not an option for pain relief, or perhaps, previous treatments have not worked. In such instances, regenerative medicine may be a solution.

What is regenerative medicine? Regenerative medicine involves using Human Cellular Tissue Products (HCTPs) to help your patients heal their bodies. Medically integrated practices provide patients with HCTPs to help stimulate the regenerating healing process. These HCTPs are made up of hyaluronic acid, growth factors, mesenchymal stem cells, exosomes, and cytokines - which are all powerful factors that can help regenerate your body’s tissues.

Once a patient is injected with the HCTPs, the growth factors can start triggering cell growth in the area injected. Over the following few weeks, cells may grow and divide, forming new tissues. This may heal damaged or injured areas of the patient, without going through a surgical procedure.

Regenerative medicine, alongside a traditional physical medicine practice, chiropractic and physical therapy provides a complete package under one roof to benefit patients.

About AMI

Advanced Medical Integration (AMI) is the nation’s leading consulting group for establishing holistic, philosophically-based medical integration. AMI is one of the fastest growing companies in the medical integration space and has helped over 500 clinics integrated across the United States with plans to expand to 1000 clinics in the next two years. Whether a doctor is new to medical integration or already has an integrated center, AMI will help develop practices to the new standard in desired holistic medical services.

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