March 19, 2016

This Clinic Reached out to Chiropractors To Help Solve This Epidemic

By Tristan Schaub In Chiropractic Success

The Pain Pill Issue is Out of Control

Chiropractic is the only hope

Desperate for options, administrators at Myrtle Hilliard contacted Logan University chiropractic college, and a unique partnership formed to provide chiropractic care at little or no cost to patients.

After one year, the care has been so successful it inspired another system of subsidized health clinics — Family Care Health Centers in south St. Louis — to start a similar collaboration with Logan.

The difficulty in reducing the epidemic addiction to painkillers while still trying to relieve patients’ pain is felt most by doctors such as Michael Spearman. He’s an internist at Myrtle Hilliard Davis Comprehensive Health Centers, federally subsidized health clinics in north St. Louis that care for those with public health insurance or no insurance.  Photo by Cristina M. Fletes

At Myrtle Hilliard, patients are lining up in droves for the chiropractic services and reporting promising results, said chief executive officer Angela Clabon. Initial data after the first year shows that 80 percent of patients receiving the care decreased their reliance on pain medications.

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