Chiropractic is centered on the approach of allowing your body to naturally heal through spinal adjustments and lifestyle changes that promote overall health. For Dr. Swanson, this means working to restore your body's healthy performance to avoid the need for drugs or surgical treatments. We see that many of our Texarkana, Atlanta patients are relieved to find a natural answer for their health problems.
One benefit of chiropractic therapy is that it helps people reduce or eliminate the use of drugs. Prescription medications are commonly issued to individuals who have back soreness. This is such a serious concern that the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) issued a report stating that opioid (painkiller) dangers overshadow the advantages when prescribed 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 offered 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 down the road. This can further complicate the difficulty of back pain and healing, particularly if an opiate dependency arises.
Contrast that to chiropractic care which features natural healing and the benefits are crystal clear. While a drug might be useful at temporarily reducing the symptoms of a health problem, it's not a long-term solution to the problem. A drug won't fix your damaged back; it will only mask the pain.
Dr. Swanson will first examine you to get to the root of your back pain and then work with you to address the spinal interference -- without risky medications.
If you're ready for relief of your pain, naturally, give our Texarkana, Atlanta office a call at (903) 792-2060 to make an appointment with Dr. Swanson.