Chiropractic: The Natural Approach to Back Pain

Chiropractic is centered on the concept of enabling your body to naturally heal through spinal adjustments and lifestyle changes that promote wellness. For Drs. Matt & Annie Reyes, this involves working to restore your body's natural performance to prevent the need for medications or surgery. We find that most of our State College patients are relieved to find a natural approach for their health conditions.

One advantage of chiropractic is that it helps people minimize or even eliminate the use of drugs. Prescription medications are oftentimes issued to people who have back pain. This is such a serious crisis that the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) issued a press release stating that opioid (painkiller) dangers overshadow the advantages when prescribed for back pain.

Some of the most well-known narcotics, according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, include hydrocodone (Vicodin), oxycodone (OxyContin and Percocet), morphine, and codeine. Statistics provided by the AAN mention the fact that about half of the people taking these drugs for a period of three months are still on them five years later. This can further complicate the issue of back pain and healing, particularly if an narcotic dependency arises.

Compare that to chiropractic which features natural healing and the advantages are crystal clear. While a drug might be helpful at temporarily reducing the discomfort of a health issue, it's not a solution to the problem. Drugs don't mend your damaged back; it will only conceal the pain.

Drs. Matt & Annie Reyes will first examine you to get to the origin of your back problems and then work with you to solve the spinal interference -- without any risky medications.

If you're ready to get out of pain, naturally, give our State College office a call at (814) 308-9352 to make an appointment with Drs. Matt & Annie Reyes.

References

  • 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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