Chiropractic: The Natural Approach to Back Pain
Chiropractic is based on the concept of enabling your body to naturally heal through spinal adjustments and lifestyle changes that stimulate wellness. For Dr. Jung, this involves working to reestablish your body's healthy performance to avoid the need for drugs or surgical treatments. We find that many of our Pinole patients are relieved to find a natural approach for their health conditions.
One benefit of chiropractic care is that it helps people decrease or eliminate the use of narcotics. Prescription medications are commonly issued to individuals who have back soreness. This is such a significant concern that the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) issued a news release stating that opioid (painkiller) dangers overshadow the benefits when administered for back pain.
Some of the most well-known opiates, according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, include hydrocodone (Vicodin), oxycodone (OxyContin and Percocet), morphine, and codeine. Figures supplied by the AAN cite the fact that roughly half of the people taking these drugs for a period of three months are still dependent on them five years down the road. This can further complicate the difficulty of back pain and healing, particularly if an opiate dependency occurs.
Contrast that to chiropractic care which involves natural healing and the advantages are crystal clear. While a drug might be helpful at briefly relieving the symptoms of a health condition, it's not a long-term solution to the problem. A drug won't mend your damaged back; it will only conceal the pain.
Dr. Jung will first examine you to get to the origin of your back pain and then work with you to correct the spinal interference -- without risky medications.
If you're ready for relief, naturally, give our Pinole office a call at (510) 243-7500 to make an appointment with Dr. Jung.
- 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