Health clinics for poor offer chiropractic care to reduce addiction to painkillers


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.

The three clinics see 30,000 patients a year, and nearly 40 percent — 11,700 — are taking prescription painkillers.

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