A Drug-Free Approach to Back Pain Recovery
Chiropractic is centered on the approach of helping your body to naturally heal through spinal adjustments and lifestyle changes that encourage wellness. For Dr. Lipsitz, this means working hard to reestablish your body's normal functioning to avoid the need for medications or surgical treatments. We find that many of our Waldorf, MD patients are pleased to find a natural answer for their health problems.
One benefit of chiropractic is that it helps people decrease or eliminate the use of narcotics. Medications are oftentimes issued to individuals who have back soreness. This is such a significant crisis that the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) issued a press release stating that opioid (painkiller) dangers outweigh the advantages when administered for back pain.
Some of the most common narcotics, 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 drugs 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 dependency arises.
Contrast that to chiropractic care which features natural healing and the benefits are crystal clear. While a pill might be useful at briefly relieving the symptoms of a health condition, it's not a long-term solution to the problem. Drugs don't mend your damaged back; it will only conceal the pain.
Dr. Lipsitz will first examine you to get to the root of your back pain and then work with you to correct the spinal interference -- without risky drugs.
If you're ready for relief, naturally, give our Waldorf, MD office a call at (301) 645-8898 to make an appointment with Dr. Lipsitz.
- 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