Chiropractic is based on the philosophy of helping your body to naturally heal through spinal adjustments and lifestyle changes that stimulate wellness. For Dr. Russell , this involves working hard to restore your body's healthy functioning to avoid the need for medications or surgical treatments. We find that most of our Henderson patients are relieved to find a natural approach for their health problems.
One benefit of chiropractic is that it helps people reduce or even eliminate the use of drugs. Medications are commonly issued to patients who have back problems. This is such a serious concern that the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) issued a press release stating that opioid (painkiller) dangers outweigh the advantages when prescribed for back pain.
Some of the most popular narcotics, according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, include hydrocodone (Vicodin), oxycodone (OxyContin and Percocet), morphine, and codeine. Figures offered by the AAN cite the fact that approximately 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 problem of back pain and recovery, especially if an narcotic addiction occurs.
Compare that to chiropractic which features natural healing and the benefits are obvious. While a medication might be helpful at temporarily reducing the discomfort of a health issue, it's not a long-term solution to the problem. Drugs can't mend your damaged back; it will only mask the pain.
Dr. Russell 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 medications.
If you're ready for relief, naturally, give our Henderson office a call at (702) 990-2225 to make an appointment with Dr. Russell .