A Drug-Free Approach to Back Pain Recovery

Avoid Drugs with Chiropractic Therapy for Back Pain in San Angelo

Chiropractic is based on the principle of aiding your body to naturally heal through spinal adjustments and lifestyle changes that stimulate overall health. For Dr. Pittman, this means working hard to restore your body's normal performance to avoid the need for medications or surgery. We see that many of our San Angelo patients are pleased to find a natural answer for their health conditions.

One advantage of chiropractic treatment is that it helps people reduce or even eliminate the use of drugs. Prescription medications are commonly supplied to individuals who have back soreness. This is such a serious problem that the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) issued a press release stating that opioid (painkiller) risks overshadow the advantages when administered for back pain.

Some of the most well-known narcotics, according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, include hydrocodone (Vicodin), oxycodone (OxyContin and Percocet), morphine, and codeine. Statistics supplied by the AAN cite the fact that approximately 50% of the patients taking these drugs for a period of three months are still on them five years later. This can further complicate the issue of back pain and healing, especially if an narcotic dependency arises.

Contrast that to chiropractic which features natural healing and the advantages are crystal clear. While a drug might be useful at temporarily relieving the discomfort of a health problem, it's not a real solution to the problem. Drugs don't mend your injured back; it will only mask the pain.

How Can Chiropractic Care Help You?

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

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


  • 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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    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.