A Drug-Free Approach to Back Pain Recovery
Chiropractic is centered on the approach of aiding your body to heal naturally through spinal adjustments and lifestyle changes that stimulate overall health. For Dr. Ramsey, this means working to restore your body's normal performance to avoid the need for medications or surgical treatments. We find that many of our Gresham, OR patients are pleased to find a natural approach 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 people who have back soreness. This is such a serious crisis that the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) issued a report stating that opioid (painkiller) risks overshadow the benefits when administered for back pain.
Some of the most popular narcotics, according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, include hydrocodone (Vicodin), oxycodone (OxyContin and Percocet), morphine, and codeine. Data offered by the AAN mention the fact that roughly half of the people taking these types of substances for a period of three months are still taking them five years down the road. This can further complicate the problem of back pain and recovery, especially if an narcotic dependency arises.
Contrast that to chiropractic care which features natural healing and the advantages are obvious. While a drug might be useful at temporarily relieving the symptoms of a health condition, it's not a long-term solution to the problem. A drug won't fix your damaged back; it will only mask the pain.
Dr. Ramsey will first examine you to get to the origin of your back problems and then work with you to eliminate the problem -- without any risky drugs.
If you're ready for relief, naturally, give our Gresham, OR office a call at (503) 667-6744 to make an appointment with Dr. Ramsey.
- 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