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Avoid Being Part of the Opioid Crisis

According to the American College of Physicians Annals of Internal Medicine, lower back pain is one of the most common complaints for Americans visiting a doctor, and consequently, a major contributor to the over-prescribing opioid crisis. Before starting a potentially addictive prescription pain killer, visit Dr. Merckling at Merckling Family Chiropractic. He’ll show you a…

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Chiropractic + Foot Levelers = 40.4% Less Back Pain

A Conclusive New Study by the American Congress for Rehabilitation Medicine A recent study, Shoe Orthotics for the Treatment of Chronic Low Back Pain: A Randomized Controlled Trial, published in the Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, confirmed that the combination of chiropractic treatment with the use of Foot Levelers custom orthotic inserts was a powerful…

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Fighting Pain with Drug-Free Chiropractic Care

General Rebecca “Becky” Halstead (retired brigadier general, US Army), the first female West Point graduate to achieve the rank of General Officer, and the author of 24/7: The First Person You Must Lead is You, is a strong advocate of drug-free pain management solutions, such as chiropractic care.

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Chiropractic Is a Safer Pain Management Approach

Pain can sometimes be unavoidable. But we have choices when it comes to how we manage that pain. It’s time to rethink the drug management of pain. Consult Dr. Merckling for advice and counsel to help you to get out of pain and back to living the non-pharma way!

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Chiropractic Is an Essential Part of Your Team

Did you know that all 32 U.S. professional football teams use chiropractors to help keep players healthy and in the game? Dr. Merckling of Merckling Family Chiropractic can treat musculoskeletal conditions such as neck and back pain, hamstring and quadricep strains, whiplash injuries, and more. For football players (and anyone else who needs a clear…

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Long-Term Opioid Use is a Major Post-Surgery Risk

Chiropractic Should be Your First-Line Option for Drug-Free, Non-Invasive Pain Management Post-surgery opioid use is an increasingly common & under-recognized complication. Patients may overestimate safety of prescribed medications for their back pain or other discomfort after surgery.

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Why Millennials Need Chiropractic Care

Millennials’ View of the Opioid Crisis So, exactly how easy is it for millennials to get their hands on the very drugs fueling today’s opioid crisis? Easier than you might think. According to a new national poll released by the American Psychiatric Association, 46 percent of millennials surveyed said illicitly obtaining such drugs would be a…

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What is the True Cost of Pain? – Part 6 of 6

To truly understand the cost of pain in America it helps to have some understanding of how many or us are suffering from chronic pain, what it is costing us to treat ourselves, the impact of the opioid crisis, and what alternatives to prescription opioids we have. This is the sixth in a 6-part series…

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What is the True Cost of Pain? – Part 5 of 6

To truly understand the cost of pain in America it helps to have some understanding of how many or us are suffering from chronic pain, what it is costing us to treat ourselves, the impact of the opioid crisis, and what alternatives to prescription opioids we have. This is the fifth in a 6-part series…

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What is the True Cost of Pain? – Part 4 of 6

To truly understand the cost of pain in America it helps to have some understanding of how many or us are suffering from chronic pain, what it is costing us to treat ourselves, the impact of the opioid crisis, and what alternatives to prescription opioids we have. This is the fourth in a 6-part series…

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