A Drug-Free Approach to Back Pain Recovery

Henderson, NV chiropractic back pain treatmentChiropractic is based on the philosophy of helping your body to naturally heal through spinal adjustments and lifestyle changes that encourage wellness. For Dr. Russell and Dr. Janda, this involves working to reestablish your body's healthy performance to prevent the need for medications or surgical treatments. We find that many of our Henderson, NV patients are pleased to find a natural solution for their health conditions.

One advantage of chiropractic is that it helps people minimize or eliminate the use of narcotics. Medications are commonly issued to people who have back soreness. This is such a serious crisis that the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) issued a press release stating that opioid (painkiller) risks overshadow the benefits when administered for back pain.

Some of the most well-known opiates, according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, include hydrocodone (Vicodin), oxycodone (OxyContin and Percocet), morphine, and codeine. Statistics offered 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 taking them five years later. This can further complicate the problem of back pain and recovery, especially if an opiate dependency occurs.

Compare that to chiropractic care which involves natural healing and the advantages are obvious. While a medication might be useful at briefly suppressing the discomfort of a health condition, it's not a solution to the problem. A drug won't mend your damaged back; it will only mask 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 correct the spinal interference -- without risky medications.

If you're ready for relief of your pain, 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
May 15, 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.