Chiropractic is centered on the philosophy of allowing your body to naturally heal through spinal adjustments and lifestyle changes that stimulate overall health. For Dr. Dahlager, this means working hard to reestablish your body's normal functioning to avoid the need for drugs or surgical treatments. We notice that many of our Noblesville patients are pleased to find a natural approach for their health conditions.
One advantage of chiropractic is that it helps people reduce or even eliminate the use of narcotics. Medications are frequently issued to individuals who have back problems. This is such a significant crisis that the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) issued a report stating that opioid (painkiller) risks outweigh the advantages when prescribed 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 supplied by the AAN cite the fact that approximately half of the people taking these drugs for a period of three months are still on them five years later. This can further complicate the issue of back pain and healing, especially if an opiate addiction arises.
Contrast that to chiropractic care which engages natural healing and the advantages are obvious. While a drug might be useful at briefly suppressing the symptoms of a health issue, it's not a real solution to the problem. Drugs don't mend your damaged back; it will only mask 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 spinal interference -- without 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.