Why You Should Avoid Drugs for Back Pain

Henderson, NV chiropractic back pain treatmentChiropractic is based on the concept of helping your body to naturally heal through spinal adjustments and lifestyle changes that promote overall health. For Dr. Russell and Dr. Janda, this involves working to reestablish your body's natural performance to avoid the need for drugs or surgical treatments. We see that many of our Henderson, NV patients are relieved to find a natural answer for their health problems.

One advantage of chiropractic is that it helps people reduce or eliminate the use of drugs. Prescriptions are frequently issued to people 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) risks outweigh the benefits when administered for back pain.

Some of the most common narcotics, according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, include hydrocodone (Vicodin), oxycodone (OxyContin and Percocet), morphine, and codeine. Data presented by the AAN mention the fact that about 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, particularly if an opiate dependency occurs.

Contrast that to chiropractic which engages natural healing and the benefits are clear. While a pill might be helpful at temporarily suppressing the discomfort of a health issue, it's not a long-term solution to the problem. A drug won't mend your damaged back; it will only cover up the pain.

Dr. Russell and Dr. Janda will first examine you to get to the origin of your back problems and then work with you to solve the problem -- without risky medications.

If you're ready for pain relief, naturally, give our Henderson, NV office a call at (702) 990-2225 to make an appointment with Dr. Russell and Dr. Janda.

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
January 30, 2017
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At Advanced Spine & Rehabilitation, based in Henderson and Las Vegas Nevada, we strive to go beyond the expected to deliver the most positive patient encounter possible. Chiropractic care brings relief to patients who have previously been living in pain, without the harmful effects of drugs or surgery. Our Henderson chiropractors can explain how chiropractic can add years to your life and life to your years.