Chiropractic is based on the concept of allowing your body to naturally heal through spinal adjustments and lifestyle changes that encourage wellness. For Dr. Lipsitz, this involves working hard to restore your body's normal performance to prevent the need for medications or surgery. We notice that most of our Waldorf, MD patients are happy to find a natural answer for their health conditions.
One advantage of chiropractic care is that it helps people decrease or even eliminate the use of drug treatments. Prescriptions are frequently supplied to people who have back pain. This is such a serious problem that the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) issued a press release stating that opioid (painkiller) dangers overshadow the benefits 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 supplied by the AAN mention the fact that roughly 50% of the patients taking these types of substances for a period of three months are still on them five years down the road. This can further complicate the difficulty of back pain and recovery, especially if an narcotic addiction occurs.
Compare that to chiropractic care which incorporates natural healing and the benefits are crystal clear. While a medication might be helpful at temporarily reducing the symptoms of a health problem, it's not a real solution to the problem. A drug won't fix your injured back; it will only mask the pain.
Dr. Lipsitz will first examine you to get to the origin of your back pain and then work with you to address the problem -- without the need for risky medications.
If you're ready for pain relief, naturally, give our Waldorf, MD office a call at (301) 645-8898 to make an appointment with Dr. Lipsitz.