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Why You Should Avoid Drugs for Back Pain

Depew Chiropractic Therapy Better Than Drugs for Back Pain

Chiropractic is based 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 natural performance to prevent the need for drugs or surgery. We notice that many of our Depew patients are relieved to find a natural answer for their health issues.

One advantage of chiropractic care is that it helps people reduce or even eliminate the use of narcotics. Prescriptions are oftentimes issued to people who have back pain. This is such a serious concern that the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) issued a press release stating that opioid (painkiller) dangers outweigh the advantages 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. Statistics supplied by the AAN mention the fact that approximately 50% of the people 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 issue of back pain and healing, especially if an narcotic addiction occurs.

Contrast that to chiropractic care which involves natural healing and the benefits are crystal clear. While a pill might be helpful at temporarily suppressing the symptoms of a health condition, it's not a real solution to the problem. A drug won't mend your damaged back; it will only mask the pain.

How Can Chiropractic Treatment Help You?

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 medications.

If you're ready for relief of your pain, naturally, give our Depew office a call at (716) 668-2225 to make an appointment with Dr. Palmer.


  • Risk of opioids outweigh benefits for headache, low back pain, other conditions. American Academy of Neurology;September 29, 2014.
  • What are opioids? National Institute on Drug Abuse. Retrieved from http://www.drugabuse.gov/publications/research-reports/prescription-drugs/opioids/what-are-opioids
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December 11, 2023
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