Sunnyvale, CA chiropractic back pain treatmentChiropractic is centered on the approach of allowing your body to heal naturally through spinal adjustments and lifestyle changes that stimulate wellness. For Dr. Jamie Stern, this involves working to restore your body's natural functioning to avoid the need for drugs or surgical treatments. We see that many of our Sunnyvale, CA patients are pleased to find a natural solution for their health conditions.

One benefit of chiropractic care is that it helps people decrease or even eliminate the use of drug treatments. Medications are commonly supplied to patients who have back soreness. This is such a serious crisis that the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) issued a news release stating that opioid (painkiller) risks 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. Data provided by the AAN cite the fact that about half of the people taking these types of substances for a period of three months are still dependent on them five years later. This can further complicate the issue of back pain and recovery, especially if an opiate addiction arises.

Contrast that to chiropractic care which features natural healing and the advantages are clear. While a medication might be helpful at temporarily relieving the symptoms of a health problem, it's not a real solution to the problem. A drug won't fix your injured spine; it will only conceal the pain.

Dr. Jamie Stern will first examine you to get to the root of your back pain and then work with you to address the problem -- without the need for risky drugs.

If you're ready for relief, naturally, give our Sunnyvale, CA office a call at (415) 308-7636 to make an appointment with Dr. Jamie Stern.


  • 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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