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A Drug-Free Approach to Back Pain Recovery

State College, PA chiropractic back pain treatmentChiropractic is based on the approach of aiding your body to heal naturally through spinal adjustments and lifestyle changes that promote overall health. For Drs. Matt & Annie Reyes, this involves working to reestablish your body's normal performance to avoid the need for medications or surgical treatments. We see that most of our State College, PA patients are relieved to find a natural approach for their health issues.

One benefit of chiropractic care is that it helps people decrease or even eliminate the use of narcotics. Prescriptions are frequently issued to patients who have back problems. 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 administered for back pain.

Some of the most common opiates, according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, include hydrocodone (Vicodin), oxycodone (OxyContin and Percocet), morphine, and codeine. Figures supplied by the AAN mention the fact that approximately 50% of the people taking these drugs 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 dependency arises.

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

Drs. Matt & Annie Reyes will first examine you to get to the source of your back problems and then work with you to correct the problem -- without any risky medications.

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


  • 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
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Dr. Reyes

Dr. Matt Reyes was born and raised in Apalachin, a small town in Upstate New York. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology with a concentration in Fitness Development from the State University at New York College at Cortland. He then fulfilled his ambition to become a Doctor of Chiropractic when he graduated from New York Chiropractic College in 2013.