Chiropractic is based on the principle of enabling your body to naturally heal through spinal adjustments and lifestyle changes that promote overall health. For Dr. Bogan, this means working to restore your body's healthy functioning to prevent the need for medications or surgery. We notice that most of our Tulsa patients are pleased to find a natural approach for their health issues.
One benefit of chiropractic care is that it helps people decrease or eliminate the use of drug treatments. Medications are oftentimes supplied to patients who have back problems. This is such a serious concern that the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) issued a news release stating that opioid (painkiller) risks outweigh the benefits when prescribed for back pain.
Some of the most common opiates, according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, include hydrocodone (Vicodin), oxycodone (OxyContin and Percocet), morphine, and codeine. Numbers offered by the AAN cite the fact that roughly 50% of the people taking these drugs for a period of three months are still taking them five years down the road. This can further complicate the issue of back pain and recovery, especially if an opiate dependency occurs.
Compare that to chiropractic which incorporates natural healing and the advantages are evident. While a medication might be useful at temporarily reducing the symptoms of a health problem, it's not a long-term solution to the problem. Drugs don't fix your damaged back; it will only mask the pain.
Dr. Bogan will first examine you to get to the root of your back pain and then work with you to correct the spinal interference -- without any risky medications.
If you're ready for relief of your pain, naturally, give our Tulsa office a call at (918) 832-7880 to make an appointment with Dr. Bogan.