ROANOKE, Va. – ESPN’s new documentary released Friday about the life and death of professional baseball player Roy Halladay, one of the best pitchers of his generation, brings to light how drug-free options need to be the first course of pain treatment to help stop the opioid epidemic.

We at Audubon Park Chiropractic asks anyone who is in pain to seek out safe, non-addictive, drug-free treatments from a Chiropractor. Our treatments are effective and include support for the body’s foundation – the feet – in the form of Foot Levelers custom orthotics.

Halladay died in November 2017 when the plane he was piloting crashed. A toxicology report revealed he had several prescription medications in his system. ESPN’s documentary and a story released on its website Wednesday also detail how Halladay became addicted to prescription opioids while trying to play through back and shoulder injuries. Extremely addictive, prescription opioids are not intended to fix the structural cause of a patient’s pain.

Chiropractic adjustments are safe, and our treatments do not include addictive prescription medications. Our adjustments also address and help alleviate the root cause of patients’ pain. When these treatments are coupled with Foot Levelers custom orthotics, they become even more effective.

Orthotics correct imbalances in the feet to stabilize the body’s foundation. Foot Levelers custom orthotics provide comfort and protection for high-level athletes and the general public, and can also help reduce back pain, knee pain, plantar fasciitis, and hip pain. In fact, a randomized controlled study published in the Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation proved Foot Levelers custom orthotics reduce Low Back Pain by 34.5%. The participants in the blind, peer-reviewed research study specifically used Foot Levelers custom-made orthotics.

Before trying prescription pills or undergoing surgery to address your pain, please give our treatments a try. And be sure to ask about Foot Levelers custom orthotics.

For any questions, contact us.