Chiropractic is centered on the principle of helping your body to naturally heal through spinal adjustments and lifestyle changes that encourage overall health. For Dr. Bogan, this means working to restore your body's natural functioning to avoid the need for drugs or surgical treatments. We see that most of our Tulsa patients are happy to find a natural solution for their health problems.
One advantage of chiropractic care is that it helps people decrease or eliminate the use of drugs. Prescription medications are oftentimes supplied to individuals who have back pain. This is such a serious problem that the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) issued a news release stating that opioid (painkiller) dangers outweigh the benefits when administered for back pain.
Some of the most popular opiates, according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, include hydrocodone (Vicodin), oxycodone (OxyContin and Percocet), morphine, and codeine. Data provided by the AAN mention the fact that approximately half of the patients taking these types of substances for a period of three months are still dependent on them five years later. This can further complicate the issue of back pain and healing, especially if an narcotic addiction arises.
Contrast that to chiropractic which features natural healing and the benefits are crystal clear. While a drug might be useful at briefly suppressing the symptoms 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.
Dr. Bogan will first examine you to get to the root of your back problems and then work with you to correct the problem -- without risky medications.
If you're ready to get out of pain, naturally, give our Tulsa office a call at (918) 832-7880 to make an appointment with Dr. Bogan.