Chiropractic is based on the principle of enabling your body to naturally heal through spinal adjustments and lifestyle changes that encourage wellness. For Dr. Robertson, this means working to reestablish your body's healthy performance to avoid the need for drugs or surgical treatments. We notice that most of our Salem, OR patients are pleased to find a natural answer for their health conditions.
One benefit of chiropractic is that it helps people decrease or even eliminate the use of drug treatments. Medications are commonly issued to patients who have back pain. This is such a significant problem that the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) issued a report stating that opioid (painkiller) dangers overshadow the benefits when prescribed 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. Statistics offered by the AAN mention the fact that roughly 50% of the people taking these drugs for a period of three months are still dependent on them five years later. This can further complicate the difficulty of back pain and recovery, especially if an opiate addiction arises.
Contrast that to chiropractic which involves natural healing and the benefits are clear. While a medication might be useful at temporarily reducing the discomfort of a health issue, it's not a long-term solution to the problem. A drug won't fix your damaged back; it will only cover up the pain.
Dr. Robertson will first examine you to get to the origin of your back pain and then work with you to solve the spinal interference -- without any risky medications.
If you're ready for relief of your pain, naturally, give our Salem, OR office a call at (503) 399-7607 to make an appointment with Dr. Robertson.