A Natural Approach to Back Pain

Rochester Hills, MI chiropractic back pain treatmentChiropractic is centered on the concept of helping your body to heal naturally through spinal adjustments and lifestyle changes that stimulate overall health. For Dr. Dalton, this involves working hard to restore your body's normal functioning to prevent the need for drugs or surgical treatments. We see that many of our Rochester Hills, MI patients are pleased to find a natural approach for their health issues.

One advantage of chiropractic care is that it helps people decrease or eliminate the use of drugs. Prescriptions are commonly supplied to people who have back soreness. This is such a significant problem that the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) issued a report stating that opioid (painkiller) risks overshadow the advantages 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. Statistics presented by the AAN cite the fact that about half of the people taking these drugs for a period of three months are still on them five years down the road. This can further complicate the difficulty of back pain and recovery, especially if an narcotic addiction occurs.

Compare that to chiropractic which features natural healing and the advantages are crystal clear. While a drug might be useful at briefly relieving the symptoms of a health problem, it's not a solution to the problem. Drugs don't mend your damaged back; it will only cover up the pain.

Dr. Dalton will first examine you to get to the root of your back problems and then work with you to solve the problem -- without the need for risky drugs.

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

References

  • 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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  1. 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.