A Natural Approach to Back Pain
Chiropractic is based on the philosophy of helping your body to heal naturally through spinal adjustments and lifestyle changes that promote overall health. For Dr. Dahlager, this means working hard to restore your body's natural performance to prevent the need for medications or surgery. We notice that many of our Noblesville patients are relieved to find a natural solution for their health conditions.
One advantage of chiropractic is that it helps people minimize or even eliminate the use of drug treatments. Prescription medications are oftentimes issued to people who have back pain. This is such a significant crisis that the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) issued a report stating that opioid (painkiller) risks outweigh the benefits when prescribed 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. Statistics provided by the AAN cite the fact that approximately 50% 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 healing, particularly if an narcotic dependency occurs.
Compare that to chiropractic care which incorporates natural healing and the benefits are clear. While a drug might be useful at briefly relieving the discomfort of a health issue, it's not a solution to the problem. Drugs don't fix your injured spine; it will only conceal the pain.
Dr. Dahlager will first examine you to get to the root of your back pain and then work with you to correct the spinal interference -- without risky drugs.
If you're ready for relief, naturally, give our Noblesville office a call at (317) 214-7218 to make an appointment with Dr. Dahlager.
- 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