A Drug-Free Approach to Back Pain Recovery
Chiropractic is based on the philosophy of aiding your body to naturally heal through spinal adjustments and lifestyle changes that stimulate overall health. For Dr. Denise Carradine, this means working hard to restore your body's normal performance to prevent the need for medications or surgery. We see that most of our Boardman, OH patients are happy to find a natural approach for their health conditions.
One benefit of chiropractic is that it helps people reduce or even eliminate the use of drug treatments. Medications are frequently supplied to individuals who have back soreness. This is such a serious concern that the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) issued a news release stating that opioid (painkiller) dangers overshadow the benefits when prescribed for back pain.
Some of the most popular opiates, according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, include hydrocodone (Vicodin), oxycodone (OxyContin and Percocet), morphine, and codeine. Numbers offered by the AAN cite the fact that about 50% of the patients taking these drugs 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 arises.
Compare that to chiropractic which involves natural healing and the advantages are obvious. While a medication might be useful at temporarily suppressing the symptoms of a health condition, it's not a solution to the problem. A drug won't fix your injured back; it will only cover up the pain.
Dr. Denise Carradine will first examine you to get to the origin 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, OH office a call at (330) 758-4446 to make an appointment with Dr. Denise Carradine.
- 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