Chiropractic: The Natural Approach to Back Pain

Henderson, NV chiropractic back pain treatmentChiropractic is based on the principle of aiding your body to naturally heal through spinal adjustments and lifestyle changes that promote wellness. For Dr. Russell and Dr. Janda, this involves working hard to restore your body's healthy functioning to avoid the need for medications or surgery. We notice that most of our Henderson, NV patients are pleased to find a natural approach for their health issues.

One advantage of chiropractic is that it helps people minimize or eliminate the use of narcotics. Prescription medications are frequently supplied to individuals who have back pain. This is such a significant concern that the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) issued a news release stating that opioid (painkiller) dangers 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. Figures offered by the AAN mention the fact that roughly 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 healing, especially if an narcotic addiction occurs.

Contrast that to chiropractic care which incorporates natural healing and the advantages are evident. While a medication might be helpful at briefly reducing the discomfort of a health problem, it's not a long-term solution to the problem. Drugs don't fix your damaged back; it will only conceal the pain.

Dr. Russell and Dr. Janda will first examine you to get to the origin of your back pain and then work with you to eliminate the problem -- without risky drugs.

If you're ready for 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
October 12, 2020
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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.