Chiropractic is centered on the approach of enabling your body to naturally heal through spinal adjustments and lifestyle changes that promote wellness. For Dr. Green, this involves working hard to restore your body's normal functioning to prevent the need for medications or surgical treatments. We find that most of our Estero, Bonita Springs patients are pleased to find a natural answer for their health problems.
One benefit of chiropractic is that it helps people reduce or even eliminate the use of drugs. Prescriptions are oftentimes issued to individuals who have back pain. This is such a serious crisis that the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) issued a press release stating that opioid (painkiller) dangers outweigh the benefits when prescribed 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. Statistics supplied by the AAN mention the fact that approximately half of the patients taking these types of substances for a period of three months are still on them five years later. This can further complicate the problem of back pain and healing, especially if an opiate addiction arises.
Contrast that to chiropractic which involves natural healing and the advantages are crystal clear. While a pill might be helpful at briefly suppressing the symptoms of a health issue, it's not a solution to the problem. A drug won't mend your damaged spine; it will only conceal the pain.
Dr. Green will first examine you to get to the source of your back problems and then work with you to solve the spinal interference -- without the need for risky medications.
If you're ready for pain relief, naturally, give our Estero, Bonita Springs office a call at (239) 495-1166 to make an appointment with Dr. Green.