Why You Should Avoid Drugs for Back Pain – Balanced Chiropractic

Why You Should Avoid Drugs for Back Pain

Chiropractic is centered on the approach of helping your body to naturally heal through spinal adjustments and lifestyle changes that promote overall health. For Balance Chiropractic & Rehab, this involves working to reestablish your body’s normal functioning to avoid the need for medications or surgery. We find that many of our Fargo patients are happy to find a natural approach for their health problems.

One advantage of chiropractic is that it helps people decrease or eliminate the use of drug treatments. Medications are oftentimes issued to patients who have back soreness. This is such a significant crisis that the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) issued a news release stating that opioid (painkiller) risks overshadow the advantages 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 offered by the AAN cite the fact that about half of the patients taking these drugs for a period of three months are still on them five years later. This can further complicate the issue of back pain and healing, especially if an opiate addiction arises.

Compare that to chiropractic care which features natural healing and the advantages are crystal clear. While a drug might be helpful at briefly relieving the symptoms of a health problem, it’s not a real solution to the problem. A drug won’t mend your damaged back; it will only cover up the pain.

Balance Chiropractic & Rehab will first examine you to get to the source of your back problems and then work with you to solve the problem — without risky drugs.

If you’re ready to get out of pain, naturally, give our Fargo office a call at (701) 893-7878 to make an appointment with Balance Chiropractic & Rehab.

References

  • 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
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