Chiropractic: The Natural Approach to Back Pain
Chiropractic is centered on the concept of aiding your body to naturally heal through spinal adjustments and lifestyle changes that stimulate wellness. For Dr. John Nowak, this means working to restore your body's normal functioning to prevent the need for drugs or surgical treatments. We see that most of our South Buffalo patients are relieved to find a natural answer for their health conditions.
One benefit of chiropractic care is that it helps people reduce or eliminate the use of drug treatments. Medications are commonly supplied to patients who have back problems. This is such a serious crisis that the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) issued a report stating that opioid (painkiller) risks overshadow the advantages when administered for back pain.
Some of the most common opiates, according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, include hydrocodone (Vicodin), oxycodone (OxyContin and Percocet), morphine, and codeine. Figures provided by the AAN mention the fact that about 50% of the people 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 dependency arises.
Compare 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 problem, it's not a real solution to the problem. Drugs can't mend your injured back; it will only cover up the pain.
Dr. John Nowak will first examine you to get to the root of your back pain and then work with you to address the problem -- without the need for risky medications.
If you're ready for relief of your pain, 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