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Chiropractic Therapy: The Natural Approach to Back Pain

Avoid Drugs with Chiropractic Therapy for Back Pain in Alexandria

Chiropractic is centered on the principle of aiding your body to naturally heal through spinal adjustments and lifestyle changes that promote wellness. For Dr. Wagner, this involves working to reestablish your body's natural functioning to prevent the need for medications or surgical treatments. We see that most of our Alexandria patients are relieved to find a natural approach for their health conditions.

One benefit of chiropractic adjustments is that it helps people minimize or even eliminate the use of drug treatments. Medications are commonly supplied to patients who have back problems. This is such a serious crisis that the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) issued a report stating that opioid (painkiller) dangers 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. Statistics offered by the AAN mention the fact that roughly half of the people taking these drugs for a period of three months are still dependent on them five years down the road. This can further complicate the problem of back pain and recovery, especially if an narcotic dependency occurs.

Compare that to chiropractic which features natural healing and the advantages are evident. While a drug might be useful at briefly reducing the discomfort of a health problem, it's not a solution to the problem. A drug won't fix your injured back; it will only cover up the pain.

How Can Chiropractic Treatment Help You?

Dr. Wagner will first examine you to get to the source of your back problems and then work with you to solve the problem -- without the need for risky drugs.

If you're ready for relief of your pain, naturally, give our Alexandria office a call at (859) 448-0056 to make an appointment with Dr. Wagner.


  • 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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February 05, 2024
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Dr. Wagner

Wagner Chiropractic in Alexandria, Kentucky provides quality care to the Northern Kentucky area through the expertise of Dr. Michael Wagner. Dr. Michael Wagner has been providing Chiropractic care to individuals and their families for over 10 years with a focus in spinal care, muscle therapy and weight loss. We also serve the people of Cold Spring and Highland Heights.