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Hyattsville, District Heights Chiropractic Care Better Than Drugs for Back Pain

Chiropractic is based on the philosophy of enabling your body to heal naturally through spinal adjustments and lifestyle changes that encourage overall health. For Dr. Aazami, this means working hard to reestablish your body's healthy performance to avoid the need for drugs or surgery. We find that most of our Hyattsville, District Heights patients are happy to find a natural solution for their health issues.

One benefit of chiropractic treatment is that it helps people decrease or even eliminate the use of drugs. Prescription medications are frequently supplied to people who have back soreness. This is such a serious crisis that the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) issued a report stating that opioid (painkiller) dangers outweigh the advantages 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. Data presented by the AAN cite the fact that roughly half of the people taking these types of substances for a period of three months are still on them five years later. This can further complicate the issue of back pain and recovery, especially if an opiate dependency occurs.

Contrast that to chiropractic which features natural healing and the advantages are clear. While a medication might be helpful at briefly suppressing the symptoms of a health condition, it's not a long-term solution to the problem. Drugs can't mend your injured spine; it will only cover up the pain.

How Can Chiropractic Therapy Help You?

Dr. Aazami will first examine you to get to the origin of your back problems and then work with you to correct the spinal interference -- without any risky drugs.

If you're ready to get out of pain, naturally, give our Hyattsville, District Heights office a call at (301) 322-7777 to make an appointment with Dr. Aazami.


  • 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
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