Chiropractic: The Natural Approach to Back Pain

San Angelo chiropractic back pain treatmentChiropractic is based on the principle of helping your body to naturally heal through spinal adjustments and lifestyle changes that stimulate overall health. For Dr. Pittman, this involves working hard to restore your body's healthy performance to prevent the need for drugs or surgery. We notice that many of our San Angelo patients are relieved to find a natural approach for their health problems.

One benefit of chiropractic care is that it helps people minimize or eliminate the use of drugs. Prescription medications are commonly supplied to patients who have back pain. This is such a significant concern that the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) issued a report stating that opioid (painkiller) risks overshadow the benefits when prescribed 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. Data presented by the AAN cite the fact that about 50% of the people taking these drugs for a period of three months are still on them five years down the road. This can further complicate the difficulty of back pain and recovery, particularly if an narcotic addiction occurs.

Contrast that to chiropractic which involves natural healing and the advantages are clear. While a pill might be helpful at temporarily suppressing the discomfort of a health condition, it's not a long-term solution to the problem. Drugs don't fix your damaged spine; it will only cover up the pain.

Dr. Pittman will first examine you to get to the source of your back problems and then work with you to solve the problem -- without the need for risky medications.

If you're ready for relief of your pain, naturally, give our San Angelo office a call at (325) 223-9355 to make an appointment with Dr. Pittman.

References

  • 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
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  1. Dr. Pittman has been practicing in San Angelo since 2003 and has been privileged to have the opportunity to help over 2500 new patients from all over our area during that time.