A Natural Approach to Back Pain

Rochester Hills Natural Approaches to Back Pain with Chiropractic Therapy

Chiropractic is based on the philosophy of aiding your body to heal naturally through spinal adjustments and lifestyle changes that encourage wellness. For Dr. Dalton, this involves working hard to reestablish your body's normal functioning to avoid the need for medications or surgery. We notice that most of our Rochester Hills patients are happy to find a natural answer for their health issues.

One benefit of chiropractic treatment is that it helps people decrease or even eliminate the use of drugs. Medications are frequently issued to individuals who have back pain. This is such a significant crisis that the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) issued a report stating that opioid (painkiller) dangers 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. Figures supplied by the AAN mention the fact that roughly 50% of the patients 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 recovery, particularly if an opiate dependency occurs.

Contrast that to chiropractic which involves natural healing and the benefits are obvious. While a pill might be useful at briefly reducing the symptoms of a health issue, it's not a real solution to the problem. A drug won't mend your damaged spine; it will only conceal the pain.

How Can Chiropractic Treatment Help You?

Dr. Dalton will first examine you to get to the origin of your back problems and then work with you to solve the problem -- without any risky medications.

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