Chiropractic: The Natural Approach to Back Pain
Chiropractic is centered on the principle of helping your body to heal naturally through spinal adjustments and lifestyle changes that encourage overall health. For Dr. Knotts, this involves working to restore your body's normal performance to avoid the need for drugs or surgical treatments. We notice that many of our Eagle patients are pleased to find a natural answer for their health problems.
One advantage of chiropractic care is that it helps people reduce or even eliminate the use of drugs. Medications are frequently supplied to patients who have back problems. This is such a significant problem that the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) issued a news release stating that opioid (painkiller) risks outweigh the advantages when administered 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. Statistics provided by the AAN cite the fact that approximately half of the patients taking these drugs for a period of three months are still taking them five years later. This can further complicate the problem of back pain and recovery, especially if an opiate addiction occurs.
Contrast that to chiropractic care which engages natural healing and the advantages are crystal clear. While a pill might be helpful at temporarily relieving the discomfort of a health issue, it's not a real solution to the problem. Drugs can't fix your injured spine; it will only mask the pain.
Dr. Knotts will first examine you to get to the origin of your back problems and then work with you to correct the spinal interference -- without risky drugs.
If you're ready for relief of your pain, naturally, give our Eagle office a call at (208) 939-3986 to make an appointment with Dr. Knotts.
- 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