Chiropractic is centered on the principle of allowing your body to naturally heal through spinal adjustments and lifestyle changes that stimulate overall health. For Alliance Chiropractic, this involves working hard to restore your body's healthy functioning to prevent the need for drugs or surgery. We notice that many of our Tulsa patients are relieved to find a natural solution for their health problems.
One benefit of chiropractic is that it helps people minimize or eliminate the use of narcotics. Prescription medications are frequently 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) dangers outweigh the advantages 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. Figures offered by the AAN cite the fact that approximately 50% of the people taking these types of substances for a period of three months are still on them five years down the road. This can further complicate the issue of back pain and recovery, especially if an narcotic dependency occurs.
Contrast that to chiropractic which incorporates natural healing and the benefits are clear. While a pill might be helpful at briefly suppressing the symptoms of a health problem, it's not a long-term solution to the problem. Drugs can't mend your damaged spine; it will only mask the pain.
Alliance Chiropractic will first examine you to get to the root of your back pain and then work with you to correct the spinal interference -- without risky drugs.
If you're ready for pain relief, naturally, give our Tulsa office a call at (918) 832-7880 to make an appointment with Alliance Chiropractic.