Chiropractic is based on the philosophy of helping your body to heal naturally through spinal adjustments and lifestyle changes that promote wellness. For Oregon Medical Centers PC, this involves working hard to restore your body's healthy functioning to prevent the need for drugs or surgical treatments. We notice that many of our Aloha / Beaverton, OR patients are pleased to find a natural solution for their health issues.
One advantage of chiropractic is that it helps people minimize or even eliminate the use of narcotics. Prescription medications are oftentimes supplied to individuals who have back soreness. This is such a significant concern that the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) issued a press release stating that opioid (painkiller) dangers overshadow the benefits 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. Numbers presented by the AAN cite the fact that about half of the patients taking these types of substances for a period of three months are still taking them five years later. This can further complicate the problem of back pain and healing, particularly if an narcotic addiction arises.
Contrast that to chiropractic which involves natural healing and the advantages are crystal clear. While a medication might be helpful at temporarily relieving the symptoms of a health condition, it's not a long-term solution to the problem. Drugs can't fix your damaged back; it will only cover up the pain.
Oregon Medical Centers PC will first examine you to get to the root of your back pain and then work with you to eliminate the spinal interference -- without any risky drugs.
If you're ready to get out of pain, naturally, give our Aloha / Beaverton, OR office a call at (503) 642-2845 to make an appointment with Oregon Medical Centers PC.