Chiropractors fight veteran opioid addiction with free exams

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Local chiropractors are working to help veterans and military service members avoid a possible addiction. 

HealthSource chiropractors are giving free exams this month to show veterans a way to relieve pain without a pill. New research from the American College of Physicians shows veterans are at triple the risk of an overdose from medication they got legitimately for pain relief. Chiropractors say seeing them is an alternative to addictive opioids for a population reportedly experiencing 40 percent more severe pain.