Chiropractic is centered on the concept of aiding your body to naturally heal through spinal adjustments and lifestyle changes that stimulate overall health. For Dr. Dahlager, this involves working to reestablish your body's normal functioning to avoid the need for medications or surgical treatments. We see that many of our Noblesville patients are relieved to find a natural answer for their health conditions.
One benefit of chiropractic care is that it helps people decrease or eliminate the use of drugs. Prescription medications are oftentimes issued to individuals who have back problems. This is such a significant concern that the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) issued a news release stating that opioid (painkiller) risks outweigh the benefits when administered for back pain.
Some of the most common narcotics, according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, include hydrocodone (Vicodin), oxycodone (OxyContin and Percocet), morphine, and codeine. Numbers presented by the AAN mention the fact that approximately half of the patients taking these types of substances 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 healing, particularly if an opiate dependency occurs.
Compare that to chiropractic which features natural healing and the advantages are crystal clear. While a drug might be useful at briefly suppressing the discomfort of a health condition, it's not a real solution to the problem. A drug won't mend your injured spine; it will only cover up the pain.
Dr. Dahlager will first examine you to get to the source of your back problems and then work with you to address the problem -- without the need for risky drugs.
If you're ready for relief of your pain, naturally, give our Noblesville office a call at (317) 214-7218 to make an appointment with Dr. Dahlager.