Chiropractic is based on the principle of helping your body to naturally heal through spinal adjustments and lifestyle changes that promote wellness. For Dr. Dahlager, this means working hard to restore your body's natural performance to avoid the need for medications or surgery. We see that most of our Noblesville patients are happy to find a natural approach for their health conditions.
One benefit of chiropractic care is that it helps people decrease or even eliminate the use of drug treatments. Medications are oftentimes supplied to patients who have back soreness. This is such a significant concern that the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) issued a press release stating that opioid (painkiller) risks outweigh the benefits when prescribed 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. Data provided by the AAN cite the fact that about 50% of the people taking these drugs for a period of three months are still on them five years later. This can further complicate the problem of back pain and healing, especially if an narcotic dependency occurs.
Contrast that to chiropractic which involves natural healing and the benefits are clear. While a pill might be useful at briefly relieving the discomfort of a health issue, it's not a long-term solution to the problem. Drugs can't mend your damaged spine; it will only cover up the pain.
Dr. Dahlager will first examine you to get to the source of your back pain and then work with you to solve the problem -- without any risky drugs.
If you're ready for pain relief, naturally, give our Noblesville office a call at (317) 214-7218 to make an appointment with Dr. Dahlager.