With the ever increasing occurrences of overdoses and misuse of painkillers such as oxycodone, the FDA and CDC are now urging doctors to get information about non-drug options for treating chronic pain, including chiropractic care.
In the U.S., at least 91 people are dying every day from overdoses of prescription opioids. Opioid prescriptions have nearly quadrupled between 1999 and 2013, being prescribed for many types of pain including chronic back and neck pain. Patients begin taking the pain drugs for mild to moderate pain and develop a tolerance which means they need to take more to get the same relief. Physical dependence can then begin to develop leading to symptoms of withdrawal when an attempt is made to cut back or quit.
Chiropractic care is a natural, non-invasive treatment that can resolve the core of the problem without harmful side effects, rather than band aiding the symptoms. Many people think about Chiropractic care when it comes to neck and back pain and don’t realize the number of additional benefits their body is receiving. The medical profession is beginning to recognize regular chiropractic care can help prevent progressive spinal degeneration like osteoarthritis or disc disease.
Just like regular dental care will prolong the life of your teeth, getting regular chiropractic care can do the same for your spine. Chiropractic care does more than reduce and alleviate pain, it can help regain and optimize health.
For more information and to schedule a free consultation with one of the Valley’s premier Wellness Centers, call 480-525-7841. The doctors at Foresight Chiropractic are Board Certified Atlas Orthogonal upper cervical specialists who have been caring for families for over 18 years. Adjustments are very gentle and precise – no popping or cracking! Don’t continue to suffer, call for a free consultation to see if Chiropractic is the right solution for you.