Chiropractic is centered on the principle of enabling your body to naturally heal through spinal adjustments and lifestyle changes that promote overall health. For Buffalo Chiropractic Center, this involves working to restore your body's normal performance to prevent the need for drugs or surgical treatments. We see that many of our Depew and Lancaster patients are happy to find a natural solution for their health problems.
One benefit of chiropractic care is that it helps people reduce or eliminate the use of narcotics. Medications are commonly supplied to patients who have back soreness. This is such a serious problem that the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) issued a press release stating that opioid (painkiller) risks outweigh the advantages when administered for back pain.
Some of the most well-known 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 roughly 50% of the people taking these types of substances for a period of three months are still dependent on them five years down the road. This can further complicate the difficulty of back pain and healing, especially if an opiate dependency occurs.
Contrast that to chiropractic care which incorporates natural healing and the advantages are obvious. While a medication might be useful at temporarily suppressing the symptoms of a health condition, it's not a real solution to the problem. Drugs can't mend your damaged back; it will only cover up the pain.
Buffalo Chiropractic Center will first examine you to get to the root of your back problems and then work with you to eliminate the spinal interference -- without the need for risky medications.
If you're ready for relief, naturally, give our Depew office a call at (716) 668-2225 to make an appointment with Dr. Palmer.