Chiropractic: The Natural Approach to Back Pain
Chiropractic is centered on the concept of aiding your body to heal naturally through spinal adjustments and lifestyle changes that promote wellness. For Dr. Phelts, this means working to restore your body's healthy functioning to avoid the need for medications or surgery. We find that most of our New York patients are relieved to find a natural approach for their health issues.
One benefit of chiropractic care is that it helps people minimize or eliminate the use of drugs. Medications are commonly issued to patients who have back problems. This is such a significant crisis that the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) issued a report stating that opioid (painkiller) risks outweigh the advantages when administered for back pain.
Some of the most popular narcotics, according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, include hydrocodone (Vicodin), oxycodone (OxyContin and Percocet), morphine, and codeine. Data presented by the AAN mention the fact that roughly half of the people taking these drugs for a period of three months are still dependent on them five years down the road. This can further complicate the difficulty of back pain and healing, particularly if an opiate dependency arises.
Compare that to chiropractic care which engages natural healing and the benefits are crystal clear. While a drug might be helpful at briefly relieving the symptoms of a health condition, it's not a long-term solution to the problem. Drugs don't fix your injured back; it will only conceal the pain.
Dr. Phelts will first examine you to get to the root of your back pain and then work with you to address the spinal interference -- without the need for risky drugs.
If you're ready for relief, naturally, give our New York office a call at (212) 286-2012 to make an appointment with Dr. Phelts. We are located in Midtown Manhattan on the east side just two blocks from grand central station. We serve the 10016, 10017, and 10018 zip codes.
- 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