Chiropractic is based on the principle of aiding your body to heal naturally through spinal adjustments and lifestyle changes that stimulate overall health. For Dr. Palmer, this means working to restore your body's healthy functioning to prevent the need for medications or surgery. We notice that many of our Depew patients are pleased to find a natural answer for their health problems.
One advantage of chiropractic is that it helps people decrease or even eliminate the use of narcotics. Prescription medications are commonly issued to patients who have back problems. This is such a serious crisis 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 popular narcotics, 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 about half of the patients taking these types of substances for a period of three months are still dependent on them five years later. This can further complicate the issue of back pain and healing, especially if an opiate dependency occurs.
Contrast that to chiropractic which involves natural healing and the benefits are clear. While a medication might be helpful at briefly suppressing the discomfort of a health problem, it's not a solution to the problem. Drugs don't fix your injured spine; it will only cover up the pain.
Dr. Palmer will first examine you to get to the origin of your back problems 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.