Chiropractic is centered on the philosophy of enabling your body to naturally heal through spinal adjustments and lifestyle changes that stimulate wellness. For Dr. Palmer, this involves working hard to reestablish your body's healthy functioning to avoid the need for drugs or surgical treatments. We notice that most of our Depew patients are happy to find a natural answer for their health conditions.
One benefit of chiropractic is that it helps people minimize or even eliminate the use of drugs. Medications are commonly supplied to individuals who have back soreness. This is such a significant problem that the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) issued a news release stating that opioid (painkiller) risks overshadow the benefits 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 supplied by the AAN cite the fact that about 50% of the patients taking these types of substances for a period of three months are still taking them five years down the road. This can further complicate the difficulty of back pain and healing, particularly if an narcotic addiction occurs.
Contrast that to chiropractic care which engages natural healing and the benefits are crystal clear. While a medication might be useful at temporarily reducing the symptoms of a health problem, it's not a long-term solution to the problem. A drug won't mend your injured spine; it will only cover up the pain.
Dr. Palmer will first examine you to get to the origin of your back pain and then work with you to solve the problem -- without any risky drugs.
If you're ready to get out of pain, naturally, give our Depew office a call at (716) 668-2225 to make an appointment with Dr. Palmer.