A Drug-Free Approach to Back Pain Recovery
Chiropractic is based on the philosophy of allowing your body to naturally heal through spinal adjustments and lifestyle changes that encourage wellness. For Dr. Ria Singh, this involves working hard to reestablish your body's normal functioning to prevent the need for drugs or surgical treatments. We find that most of our Fremont, CA patients are happy to find a natural solution for their health conditions.
One benefit of chiropractic is that it helps people decrease or even eliminate the use of narcotics. Medications are oftentimes issued to patients who have back soreness. This is such a significant concern that the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) issued a press release stating that opioid (painkiller) dangers overshadow the benefits when administered for back pain.
Some of the most common narcotics, according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, include hydrocodone (Vicodin), oxycodone (OxyContin and Percocet), morphine, and codeine. Figures presented by the AAN mention the fact that roughly half of the people 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 recovery, particularly if an narcotic addiction arises.
Contrast that to chiropractic care which engages natural healing and the advantages are evident. While a drug might be useful at briefly relieving the discomfort of a health issue, it's not a long-term solution to the problem. Drugs can't fix your injured back; it will only cover up the pain.
Dr. Ria Singh will first examine you to get to the root of your back problems and then work with you to correct the problem -- without the need for risky medications.
If you're ready to get out of pain, naturally, give our Fremont, CA office a call at (510) 557-3980 to make an appointment with Dr. Ria Singh.
- 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