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Why You Should Avoid Drugs for Back Pain

Jenks Chiropractic Treatment Better Than Drugs for Back Pain

Chiropractic is centered on the principle of aiding your body to naturally heal through spinal adjustments and lifestyle changes that stimulate overall health. For Dr. Bogan, this means working to restore your body's natural performance to avoid the need for drugs or surgical treatments. We notice that most of our Jenks patients are happy to find a natural approach for their health issues.

One benefit of chiropractic care is that it helps people reduce or even eliminate the use of drug treatments. Medications are commonly supplied to patients who have back pain. This is such a serious crisis that the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) issued a report stating that opioid (painkiller) risks outweigh the benefits when prescribed 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. Data 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 recovery, especially if an narcotic addiction occurs.

Compare that to chiropractic which engages natural healing and the benefits are obvious. While a medication might be helpful at briefly reducing the symptoms of a health condition, it's not a solution to the problem. A drug won't fix your damaged spine; it will only mask the pain.

How Can Chiropractic Therapy Help You?

Dr. Bogan will first examine you to get to the root of your back problems and then work with you to address the spinal interference -- without the need for risky medications.

If you're ready for pain relief, naturally, give our Jenks office a call at (918) 832-7880 to make an appointment with Dr. Bogan.


  • 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
February 06, 2023
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Dr. Bogan

Dr. Fred Bogan provides quality chiropractic care to patients in Jenks, OK. Whether you're searching for effective pain relief or a way to boost whole body wellness, Alliance Chiropractic can help.