Chiropractic is centered on the philosophy of allowing your body to heal naturally through spinal adjustments and lifestyle changes that promote wellness. For Dr. Green, this involves working to reestablish your body's normal functioning to avoid the need for medications or surgical treatments. We notice that most of our Estero, Bonita Springs patients are relieved to find a natural approach for their health problems.
One advantage of chiropractic care is that it helps people minimize or eliminate the use of drug treatments. Prescriptions are oftentimes supplied to people who have back soreness. This is such a significant concern that the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) issued a report stating that opioid (painkiller) dangers outweigh the advantages when administered for back pain.
Some of the most well-known narcotics, according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, include hydrocodone (Vicodin), oxycodone (OxyContin and Percocet), morphine, and codeine. Figures presented by the AAN mention the fact that roughly 50% of the people taking these types of substances for a period of three months are still dependent on them five years down the road. This can further complicate the issue of back pain and healing, especially if an narcotic dependency occurs.
Contrast that to chiropractic which involves natural healing and the benefits are crystal clear. While a medication might be useful at temporarily relieving the symptoms of a health condition, it's not a solution to the problem. A drug won't mend your damaged back; it will only mask the pain.
Dr. Green will first examine you to get to the root of your back problems and then work with you to solve the spinal interference -- without risky drugs.
If you're ready for relief of your pain, naturally, give our Estero, Bonita Springs office a call at (239) 495-1166 to make an appointment with Dr. Green.