A Drug-Free Approach to Back Pain Recovery
Chiropractic is centered on the philosophy of aiding your body to naturally heal through spinal adjustments and lifestyle changes that encourage overall health. For Dr. Jamie Stern, this involves working to restore your body's normal performance to avoid the need for medications or surgery. We find that most of our Sunnyvale & San Francisco, CA patients are happy to find a natural answer for their health problems.
One benefit of chiropractic is that it helps people minimize or eliminate the use of drug treatments. Prescription medications are frequently issued to individuals who have back soreness. This is such a significant problem that the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) issued a report stating that opioid (painkiller) dangers outweigh the benefits 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. Numbers supplied by the AAN mention 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 difficulty of back pain and healing, particularly if an narcotic dependency arises.
Compare that to chiropractic care which incorporates natural healing and the benefits are obvious. While a drug might be helpful at briefly relieving the discomfort of a health condition, it's not a real solution to the problem. Drugs can't fix your injured spine; it will only mask the pain.
Dr. Jamie Stern will first examine you to get to the root of your back problems and then work with you to solve the problem -- without any risky medications.
If you're ready for relief, naturally, give our Sunnyvale & San Francisco, 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 http://www.drugabuse.gov/publications/research-reports/prescription-drugs/opioids/what-are-opioids