Chiropractic is centered on the principle of enabling your body to heal naturally through spinal adjustments and lifestyle changes that encourage overall health. For Dr. Carradine, this means working to restore your body's natural functioning to prevent the need for medications or surgical treatments. We notice that many of our Boardman patients are happy to find a natural approach for their health problems.
One advantage of chiropractic care is that it helps people reduce or eliminate the use of drug treatments. Prescription medications are commonly issued to people who have back soreness. This is such a serious problem that the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) issued a report stating that opioid (painkiller) dangers overshadow the advantages 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. Numbers offered by the AAN mention the fact that about 50% of the patients taking these types of substances for a period of three months are still on them five years down the road. This can further complicate the issue of back pain and healing, especially if an narcotic addiction arises.
Contrast that to chiropractic which involves natural healing and the benefits are clear. While a pill might be useful at briefly reducing the symptoms of a health problem, it's not a solution to the problem. Drugs don't fix your damaged spine; it will only conceal the pain.
Dr. Carradine will first examine you to get to the root of your back pain and then work with you to correct the spinal interference -- without risky drugs.
If you're ready to get out of pain, naturally, give our Boardman office a call at (330) 758-4446 to make an appointment with Dr. Carradine.