BMJ Open: “CONCLUSIONS: Initial visits to chiropractors or physical therapists is associated with substantially decreased early and long-term use of opioids. “
Observational retrospective study of the association of initial healthcare provider for new-onset low back pain with early and long-term opioid use.
This study examined the association of initial provider treatment with early and long-term opioid use in a national sample of patients with new-onset low back pain (LBP).
A retrospective cohort study of patients with new-onset LBP from 2008 to 2013.