A Natural Approach to Back Pain

Avoid Drugs with Chiropractic Treatment for Back Pain in Gadsden

Chiropractic is based on the philosophy of allowing your body to naturally heal through spinal adjustments and lifestyle changes that encourage wellness. For Gadsden Family Chiropractic, this means working hard to reestablish your body's healthy performance to avoid the need for drugs or surgery. We see that many of our Gadsden patients are pleased to find a natural solution for their health issues.

One benefit of chiropractic adjustments is that it helps people reduce or eliminate the use of drugs. Prescriptions are commonly supplied to people who have back pain. This is such a serious problem that the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) issued a press release stating that opioid (painkiller) risks outweigh the benefits when prescribed for back pain.

Some of the most well-known narcotics, according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, include hydrocodone (Vicodin), oxycodone (OxyContin and Percocet), morphine, and codeine. Data presented by the AAN cite the fact that roughly half of the patients taking these types of substances for a period of three months are still dependent on them five years later. This can further complicate the difficulty of back pain and recovery, particularly if an narcotic dependency occurs.

Contrast that to chiropractic care which incorporates natural healing and the advantages are crystal clear. While a pill might be helpful at briefly suppressing the discomfort of a health condition, it's not a solution to the problem. Drugs don't fix your damaged spine; it will only mask the pain.

How Can Chiropractic Care Help You?

Gadsden Family Chiropractic will first examine you to get to the root of your back problems and then work with you to address the problem -- without any risky drugs.

If you're ready for relief of your pain, naturally, give our Gadsden 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
September 04, 2023
 Dr. Karen Tortoriello

Dr. Brockway

Welcome to Gadsden Family Chiropractic, in downtown Gadsden. We deliver personalized quality care for children, students, adults, and senior citizens. Eight out of ten Americans will have back pain in their lifetime. Dr. Karen Brockway enjoys treating people of all ages. From birth to old age, our bodies are constantly changing. Everyday living takes a toll on our bodies, causing minor trauma to the spine, ligaments and muscles. Chiropractic care can help keep your spine healthy so you can keep going for the next 30, 40, or 50 years.