A Drug-Free Approach to Back Pain Recovery

Jacksonville, FL chiropractic back pain treatmentChiropractic is centered on the principle of enabling your body to naturally heal through spinal adjustments and lifestyle changes that encourage overall health. For Dr. Michael Chanatry, this involves working to restore your body's normal performance to avoid the need for medications or surgery. We notice that many of our Jacksonville, FL patients are relieved to find a natural approach for their health issues.

One advantage of chiropractic care is that it helps people reduce or eliminate the use of drug treatments. Medications are commonly supplied to people who have back pain. This is such a serious concern that the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) issued a news release stating that opioid (painkiller) dangers outweigh 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. Numbers provided by the AAN mention the fact that roughly half of the people taking these types of substances for a period of three months are still on them five years down the road. This can further complicate the difficulty of back pain and recovery, especially if an opiate dependency arises.

Contrast that to chiropractic care which features natural healing and the benefits are obvious. While a medication might be useful at briefly relieving the symptoms of a health problem, it's not a solution to the problem. Drugs don't fix your damaged spine; it will only conceal the pain.

Dr. Michael Chanatry will first examine you to get to the origin of your back problems and then work with you to eliminate the problem -- without any risky medications.

If you're ready for relief, naturally, give our Jacksonville, FL office a call at (904) 743-6700 to make an appointment with Dr. Michael Chanatry.

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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