Chiropractic is centered on the approach of helping your body to heal naturally through spinal adjustments and lifestyle changes that encourage overall health. For Dr. Russell and Dr. Janda, this means working to restore your body's natural performance to avoid the need for medications or surgery. We find that most of our Henderson, NV patients are relieved to find a natural approach for their health problems.
One advantage of chiropractic is that it helps people minimize or even eliminate the use of narcotics. Prescription medications are frequently issued to individuals who have back problems. This is such a significant problem that the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) issued a report stating that opioid (painkiller) risks overshadow the benefits when prescribed 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. Statistics presented by the AAN mention the fact that approximately half of the patients taking these drugs for a period of three months are still dependent on them five years later. This can further complicate the problem of back pain and recovery, particularly if an opiate addiction arises.
Contrast that to chiropractic which involves natural healing and the advantages are evident. While a pill might be helpful at temporarily reducing the discomfort of a health issue, it's not a long-term solution to the problem. A drug won't fix your damaged spine; it will only mask the pain.
Dr. Russell and Dr. Janda will first examine you to get to the source of your back problems and then work with you to solve the problem -- without the need for 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 and Dr. Janda.