Philadelphia chiropractic back pain treatmentChiropractic is centered on the approach of helping your body to naturally heal through spinal adjustments and lifestyle changes that promote wellness. For Bridesburg Spine and Injury Clinic, this involves working hard to restore your body's healthy performance to avoid the need for medications or surgical treatments. We find that most of our Philadelphia patients are relieved to find a natural approach for their health problems.

One benefit of chiropractic care is that it helps people minimize or even eliminate the use of narcotics. Prescription medications are oftentimes issued to individuals who have back pain. This is such a significant crisis that the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) issued a news release stating that opioid (painkiller) risks outweigh the benefits 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. Data provided by the AAN cite the fact that roughly 50% of the people taking these types of substances for a period of three months are still dependent on them five years down the road. This can further complicate the difficulty of back pain and recovery, especially if an narcotic dependency occurs.

Contrast that to chiropractic care which engages natural healing and the benefits are evident. While a pill might be helpful at briefly suppressing the symptoms of a health condition, it's not a long-term solution to the problem. A drug won't fix your damaged back; it will only conceal the pain.

Bridesburg Spine and Injury Clinic will first examine you to get to the origin of your back problems and then work with you to address the problem -- without risky drugs.

If you're ready for pain relief, naturally, give our Philadelphia office a call at (215) 743-5330 to make an appointment with Bridesburg Spine and Injury Clinic.

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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