Chiropractic is centered on the philosophy of aiding your body to naturally heal through spinal adjustments and lifestyle changes that encourage wellness. For Back Pain Chiropractic , this means working hard to reestablish your body's normal performance to prevent the need for medications or surgical treatments. We find that most of our Texarkana patients are relieved to find a natural approach for their health conditions.
One benefit of chiropractic care is that it helps people decrease or eliminate the use of narcotics. Medications are commonly issued to people who have back soreness. This is such a significant problem that the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) issued a press release stating that opioid (painkiller) dangers overshadow the advantages when prescribed for back pain.
Some of the most popular opiates, according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, include hydrocodone (Vicodin), oxycodone (OxyContin and Percocet), morphine, and codeine. Figures provided by the AAN mention the fact that roughly 50% of the people taking these types of substances for a period of three months are still taking them five years later. This can further complicate the issue of back pain and recovery, particularly if an narcotic dependency occurs.
Compare that to chiropractic which features natural healing and the benefits are evident. While a pill might be helpful at briefly relieving the discomfort of a health issue, it's not a real solution to the problem. Drugs can't fix your damaged back; it will only mask the pain.
Back Pain Chiropractic will first examine you to get to the source of your back pain and then work with you to address the problem -- without risky medications.
If you're ready for relief of your pain, naturally, give our Texarkana office a call at (870) 774-0951 to make an appointment with Back Pain 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