Chiropractic is based on the concept of aiding your body to naturally heal through spinal adjustments and lifestyle changes that encourage wellness. For Dr. Michael Wagner D.C., this involves working to restore your body's natural performance to avoid the need for drugs or surgery. We notice that most of our Alexandria, KY patients are pleased to find a natural answer for their health problems.
One benefit of chiropractic care is that it helps people decrease or eliminate the use of drugs. Medications are commonly issued to individuals who have back pain. This is such a significant concern that the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) issued a news release stating that opioid (painkiller) risks overshadow the advantages when prescribed for back pain.
Some of the most popular opiates, according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, include hydrocodone (Vicodin), oxycodone (OxyContin and Percocet), morphine, and codeine. Numbers supplied by the AAN mention the fact that about 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 recovery, particularly if an narcotic dependency occurs.
Compare that to chiropractic care which involves natural healing and the benefits are clear. While a pill might be useful at temporarily reducing the symptoms of a health condition, it's not a long-term solution to the problem. Drugs don't fix your damaged spine; it will only cover up the pain.
Dr. Michael Wagner D.C. will first examine you to get to the origin of your back pain and then work with you to solve the spinal interference -- without risky drugs.
If you're ready to get out of pain, naturally, give our Alexandria, KY office a call at (859) 448-0056 to make an appointment with Dr. Michael Wagner D.C..
- 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