A Natural Approach to Back Pain
Chiropractic is based on the approach of aiding your body to heal naturally through spinal adjustments and lifestyle changes that stimulate overall health. For Dr. John Nowak, this means working to restore your body's healthy performance to prevent the need for drugs or surgical treatments. We notice that many of our South Buffalo patients are pleased to find a natural approach for their health conditions.
One advantage of chiropractic is that it helps people decrease or eliminate the use of drug treatments. Medications are frequently supplied to patients who have back problems. This is such a serious problem that the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) issued a news release stating that opioid (painkiller) risks overshadow the advantages 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. Data presented by the AAN cite the fact that approximately half 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 difficulty of back pain and healing, particularly if an narcotic addiction occurs.
Contrast that to chiropractic care which engages natural healing and the benefits are obvious. While a drug might be helpful at briefly reducing the symptoms of a health problem, it's not a long-term solution to the problem. Drugs can't fix your damaged spine; it will only cover up the pain.
Dr. John Nowak will first examine you to get to the source of your back pain and then work with you to correct the problem -- without any risky drugs.
If you're ready for relief, naturally, give our South Buffalo office a call at (716) 825-4121 to make an appointment with Dr. John Nowak.
- 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