Chiropractic is based on the concept of allowing your body to naturally heal through spinal adjustments and lifestyle changes that encourage wellness. For Dr. Russell, this means working to restore your body's healthy functioning to prevent the need for drugs or surgical treatments. We see that many of our Henderson, NV patients are happy to find a natural solution for their health issues.
One advantage of chiropractic care is that it helps people minimize or eliminate the use of drug treatments. Prescriptions are commonly issued to patients who have back pain. This is such a significant concern that the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) issued a press release stating that opioid (painkiller) dangers overshadow the advantages when administered 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. Data offered by the AAN mention the fact that roughly 50% of the patients taking these drugs 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 which features natural healing and the benefits are evident. While a medication might be helpful at temporarily relieving the discomfort of a health condition, it's not a solution to the problem. Drugs don't fix your damaged back; it will only mask the pain.
Dr. Russell will first examine you to get to the origin of your back problems and then work with you to correct the problem -- without risky drugs.
If you're ready to get out of pain, naturally, give our Henderson, NV office a call at (702) 990-2225 to make an appointment with Dr. Russell.