Chronic pain, such as that from back pain and sciatica, negatively impacts many aspects of daily life, including both work and home.
Traditional medicine usually treats the pain with prescription medications.
Unfortunately, this only treats the symptom (pain) while ignoring the cause of the pain.
It has also led to a record number of people becoming addicted to prescription pain medication.
Snellville Chiropractic Care vs. Opioids
These drugs include morphine (found in Kadian), hydrocodone (found in Vicodin), and oxycodone (found in Percocet and OxyContin).
It doesn’t need to be this way.
Patients can find relief in our team of experienced Snellville Chiropractors.
America is in the midst of an opioid epidemic.
The Department of Health and Human Services and the Centers for Disease Control have issued several reports and studies detailing the distressing effects of this dramatic increase in addiction.
The epidemic is primarily the result of two factors: doctors prescribing pain medication in record numbers (over 650,000 per day), and the development of extremely addictive prescription painkillers. These medications contain opioids, which you may recognize as the addictive component found in heroin.
Whether it’s from pain medication or heroin, an average of 78 Americans dies each day from an opioid overdose.
Managing Pain with Chiropractic Care In Snellville
Government agencies such as the CDC are aware of the devastating impact of this epidemic and have offered new guidelines around when to prescribe opioids, urging physicians to pursue drug-free treatments for pain management.
Your Snellville Chiropractor uses spinal adjustments to resolve the underlying issue while working with you to develop a physical therapy program that keeps your body flexible and mobile.
Findings from multiple studies demonstrate that Chiropractic care is highly effective in treating a variety of pain issues with equal or even greater long-term efficacy as drug treatments that include prescription painkillers.
Chiropractic treats numerous sources and types of pain, including:
Patients who choose Chiropractic treatment to have shorter recovery times, experience less reliance on medications, and enjoy significant improvements in symptoms such as pain.
How do Chiropractors Treat Chronic Pain?
Treating pain with medication only addresses the pain; it does nothing to address the underlying issue.
If this is a chronic problem, such as lower back pain, the patient eventually develops a tolerance to the prescribed painkiller.
The result is a need for increasing doses of medication and a significantly increased risk of addiction.
Your Snellville Chiropractor has a variety of drug-free, noninvasive methods for addressing chronic pain. The most well-known of these are adjustments to treat spinal subluxations (misalignment).
Your Chiropractor may also use spinal decompression to treat misalignments.
This kind of therapy is frequently used for sciatica and herniated discs.
Schedule your first free consultation with AICA Snellville by filling out our online contact form or by calling us at 404-889-8826.