Chiropractic is based on the approach of aiding your body to naturally heal through spinal adjustments and lifestyle changes that encourage wellness. For Dr. William Palmer, this involves working hard to reestablish your body's normal performance to prevent the need for medications or surgical treatments. We see that most of our Depew / Lancaster patients are relieved to find a natural solution for their health problems.
One benefit of chiropractic is that it helps people decrease or eliminate the use of narcotics. Prescription medications are frequently issued to patients who have back pain. This is such a serious problem that the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) issued a news release 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. Data presented by the AAN cite the fact that approximately 50% of the patients taking these types of substances for a period of three months are still taking them five years later. This can further complicate the problem of back pain and recovery, particularly if an opiate addiction arises.
Compare that to chiropractic which involves natural healing and the advantages are obvious. While a medication might be helpful at temporarily relieving the discomfort of a health problem, it's not a real solution to the problem. Drugs don't fix your damaged spine; it will only mask the pain.
Dr. William Palmer 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 Depew / Lancaster office a call at (716) 668-2225 to make an appointment with Dr. William Palmer.