Chiropractic is based on the principle of allowing your body to heal naturally through spinal adjustments and lifestyle changes that encourage wellness. For Dr. Jung, this means working to reestablish your body's healthy performance to avoid the need for medications or surgery. We notice that most of our Pinole patients are happy to find a natural solution for their health problems.
One benefit of chiropractic adjustments is that it helps people reduce or even eliminate the use of drug treatments. Prescriptions are oftentimes issued to people who have back pain. This is such a significant problem that the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) issued a press release stating that opioid (painkiller) risks outweigh the benefits when administered for back pain.
Some of the most common narcotics, according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, include hydrocodone (Vicodin), oxycodone (OxyContin and Percocet), morphine, and codeine. Statistics provided by the AAN cite the fact that about half of the people taking these drugs for a period of three months are still dependent on them five years later. This can further complicate the problem of back pain and healing, particularly if an narcotic addiction occurs.
Compare that to chiropractic which features natural healing and the advantages are crystal clear. While a pill might be useful at briefly suppressing the symptoms of a health problem, it's not a real solution to the problem. A drug won't mend your injured spine; 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 the need for risky drugs.
If you're ready for pain relief, naturally, give our Pinole office a call at (510) 243-7500 to make an appointment with Dr. Jung.