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A Natural Approach to Back Pain

Avoid Drugs with Chiropractic Care for Back Pain in Nashville

Chiropractic is based on the concept of enabling your body to heal naturally through spinal adjustments and lifestyle changes that stimulate overall health. For Sweeney Chiropractic, this means working hard to reestablish your body's healthy functioning to prevent the need for drugs or surgery. We see that most of our Nashville patients are happy to find a natural solution for their health issues.

One benefit of chiropractic adjustments is that it helps people minimize or eliminate the use of drugs. Prescription medications are frequently supplied to people who have back soreness. This is such a serious problem that the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) issued a press release stating that opioid (painkiller) risks 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. Figures supplied by the AAN cite the fact that approximately 50% of the patients taking these drugs for a period of three months are still on them five years later. This can further complicate the problem of back pain and healing, particularly if an narcotic dependency arises.

Compare that to chiropractic which features natural healing and the advantages are crystal clear. While a drug might be helpful at temporarily reducing the discomfort of a health problem, it's not a long-term solution to the problem. Drugs can't fix your injured back; it will only mask the pain.

How Can Chiropractic Treatment Help You?

Sweeney Chiropractic will first examine you to get to the root of your back problems and then work with you to solve the spinal interference -- without the need for risky drugs.

If you're ready for relief of your pain, naturally, give our Nashville office a call at (615) 331-7040 to make an appointment with Sweeney Chiropractic.


  • 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
December 19, 2022

Dr. Sweeney

Dr. Jim Sweeney & Dr. Jon Sweeney, your Nashville Chiropractors and Palmer College of Chiropractic West graduates, provide quality chiropractic care to patients in Nashville, TN. If you suffer from back pain, neck pain, headache, sciatica or have been in an auto collision, Sweeney Chiropractic can get you back on the road to health.