Chiropractic is based on the concept of allowing your body to naturally heal through spinal adjustments and lifestyle changes that encourage wellness. For Sweeney Chiropractic, this means working to restore your body's natural functioning to avoid the need for drugs or surgery. We find that many of our Nashville patients are pleased to find a natural solution for their health problems.
One benefit of chiropractic care is that it helps people minimize or even eliminate the use of drug treatments. Prescription medications are frequently issued to people who have back problems. This is such a significant problem that the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) issued a press release stating that opioid (painkiller) dangers 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 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 problem of back pain and recovery, particularly if an narcotic dependency arises.
Contrast that to chiropractic which incorporates natural healing and the benefits are obvious. While a drug might be useful at briefly relieving the symptoms of a health issue, it's not a long-term solution to the problem. Drugs don't mend your damaged back; it will only conceal the pain.
Sweeney Chiropractic will first examine you to get to the source of your back pain and then work with you to correct the spinal interference -- without risky drugs.
If you're ready for pain relief, naturally, give our Nashville office a call at (615) 331-7040 to make an appointment with Sweeney Chiropractic.