A Natural Approach to Back Pain
Chiropractic is based on the principle of enabling your body to naturally heal through spinal adjustments and lifestyle changes that promote wellness. For Gadsden Family Chiropractic, this involves working hard to reestablish your body's normal performance to prevent the need for medications or surgical treatments. We find that many of our Gadsden, AL patients are relieved to find a natural answer for their health conditions.
One benefit of chiropractic is that it helps people minimize or even eliminate the use of narcotics. Prescriptions are commonly supplied to individuals who have back pain. This is such a serious crisis that the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) issued a press release stating that opioid (painkiller) dangers overshadow the benefits when prescribed for back pain.
Some of the most common narcotics, according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, include hydrocodone (Vicodin), oxycodone (OxyContin and Percocet), morphine, and codeine. Statistics offered by the AAN cite the fact that roughly 50% of the people taking these drugs for a period of three months are still on them five years later. This can further complicate the problem of back pain and healing, especially if an opiate dependency occurs.
Compare that to chiropractic which involves natural healing and the benefits are crystal clear. While a drug might be helpful at temporarily relieving the symptoms of a health issue, it's not a solution to the problem. A drug won't mend your injured back; it will only conceal the pain.
Gadsden Family Chiropractic will first examine you to get to the origin of your back pain and then work with you to solve the spinal interference -- without the need for risky medications.
If you're ready for relief, naturally, give our Gadsden, AL office a call at (256) 543-3033 to make an appointment with Gadsden Family Chiropractic.
- Risk of opioids outweigh benefits for headache, low back pain, other conditions. American Academy of Neurology;September 29, 2014.
- What are opioids? National Institute on Drug Abuse. Retrieved from http://www.drugabuse.gov/publications/research-reports/prescription-drugs/opioids/what-are-opioids