Chiropractic: The Natural Approach to Back Pain
Chiropractic is centered on the concept of enabling your body to naturally heal through spinal adjustments and lifestyle changes that encourage wellness. For Dr. Aazami, this involves working to restore your body's healthy functioning to avoid the need for medications or surgery. We notice that many of our Rockville patients are happy to find a natural solution for their health conditions.
One benefit of chiropractic care is that it helps people minimize or eliminate the use of drug treatments. Medications are commonly issued to patients who have back pain. This is such a significant concern that the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) issued a news release stating that opioid (painkiller) dangers overshadow the advantages 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. Data provided by the AAN mention the fact that approximately 50% of the people taking these drugs for a period of three months are still taking them five years down the road. This can further complicate the issue of back pain and healing, particularly if an opiate dependency arises.
Compare that to chiropractic which engages natural healing and the advantages are obvious. While a medication might be useful at temporarily relieving the symptoms of a health condition, it's not a real solution to the problem. Drugs don't fix your damaged spine; it will only cover up the pain.
Dr. Aazami will first examine you to get to the source of your back problems and then work with you to correct the problem -- without risky medications.
If you're ready for relief of your pain, naturally, give our Rockville office a call at (240) 221-2666 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 http://www.drugabuse.gov/publications/research-reports/prescription-drugs/opioids/what-are-opioids