Chiropractic is based on the approach of aiding your body to heal naturally through spinal adjustments and lifestyle changes that encourage overall health. For Dr. Palmer, this involves working to reestablish your body's normal functioning to avoid the need for drugs or surgical treatments. We notice that many of our Depew patients are happy to find a natural answer for their health conditions.
One advantage of chiropractic is that it helps people decrease or even eliminate the use of drugs. Medications are oftentimes supplied to individuals who have back soreness. This is such a serious crisis that the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) issued a report stating that opioid (painkiller) risks outweigh the advantages when administered 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. Numbers offered by the AAN mention the fact that roughly half of the patients taking these drugs for a period of three months are still dependent on them five years down the road. This can further complicate the issue of back pain and healing, particularly if an opiate addiction arises.
Compare that to chiropractic which engages natural healing and the advantages are clear. While a drug might be helpful at temporarily relieving the symptoms of a health issue, it's not a long-term solution to the problem. A drug won't mend your injured spine; it will only mask the pain.
Dr. Palmer will first examine you to get to the root of your back pain and then work with you to eliminate the problem -- without any risky drugs.
If you're ready for pain relief, naturally, give our Depew office a call at (716) 668-2225 to make an appointment with Dr. Palmer.