Chiropractic is centered on the concept of enabling your body to naturally heal through spinal adjustments and lifestyle changes that encourage wellness. For Gadsden Family Chiropractic, this means working to reestablish your body's normal functioning to prevent the need for drugs or surgery. We see that many of our Gadsden patients are happy to find a natural answer for their health problems.
One advantage of chiropractic is that it helps people minimize or eliminate the use of drugs. Medications are frequently issued to patients who have back problems. This is such a serious problem that the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) issued a press release stating that opioid (painkiller) risks outweigh the advantages when prescribed for back pain.
Some of the most common opiates, according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, include hydrocodone (Vicodin), oxycodone (OxyContin and Percocet), morphine, and codeine. Numbers offered by the AAN mention the fact that approximately 50% of the people taking these drugs for a period of three months are still taking them five years down the road. This can further complicate the difficulty of back pain and healing, especially if an opiate addiction arises.
Compare that to chiropractic care which features natural healing and the advantages are evident. While a drug might be helpful at temporarily relieving the discomfort of a health condition, it's not a solution to the problem. Drugs can't mend your injured back; it will only cover up the pain.
Gadsden Family Chiropractic will first examine you to get to the source of your back pain and then work with you to solve the spinal interference -- without risky drugs.
If you're ready to get out of pain, naturally, give our Gadsden office a call at (256) 543-3033 to make an appointment with Gadsden Family Chiropractic.