A Drug-Free Approach to Back Pain Recovery

Rochester Hills, MI chiropractic back pain treatmentChiropractic is centered on the concept of allowing your body to heal naturally through spinal adjustments and lifestyle changes that stimulate overall health. For Dr. Ronda Dalton, this means working hard to restore your body's natural performance to avoid the need for medications or surgery. We notice that many of our Rochester Hills, MI patients are relieved to find a natural solution for their health conditions.

One advantage of chiropractic is that it helps people decrease or even eliminate the use of narcotics. Prescription medications are oftentimes supplied to individuals 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 outweigh 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. Figures provided by the AAN cite the fact that roughly half of the patients taking these types of substances for a period of three months are still dependent on them five years later. This can further complicate the difficulty of back pain and healing, especially if an opiate dependency arises.

Contrast that to chiropractic which involves natural healing and the advantages are clear. While a medication might be useful at briefly relieving the symptoms of a health problem, it's not a real solution to the problem. A drug won't fix your damaged back; it will only conceal the pain.

Dr. Ronda Dalton will first examine you to get to the source of your back pain and then work with you to correct the spinal interference -- without any risky medications.

If you're ready for pain relief, naturally, give our Rochester Hills, MI office a call at (248) 977-7039 to make an appointment with Dr. Ronda Dalton.


  • 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
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    Chiropractors, often considered alternative or complementary medicine practitioners, are primary care doctors who focus on good health through proper nutrition, exercise, and other lifestyle factors. The chiropractic philosophy is based on the idea that when nerves emerging from the spinal cord are compromised (known as a subluxation), the affected individual might experience pain, disability and an overall decrease in the quality of life.