Chiropractic is based on the principle of allowing your body to heal naturally through spinal adjustments and lifestyle changes that stimulate overall health. For Dr. Kaden, this means working hard to reestablish your body’s natural functioning to avoid the need for drugs or surgical treatments. We find that most of our Redondo Beach patients are relieved to find a natural solution for their health issues.
One benefit of chiropractic is that it helps people minimize or even eliminate the use of narcotics. Medications are frequently issued to individuals who have back problems. This is such a significant crisis that the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) issued a news release stating that opioid (painkiller) dangers outweigh the benefits when prescribed for back pain.
Some of the most popular opiates, according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, include hydrocodone (Vicodin), oxycodone (OxyContin and Percocet), morphine, and codeine. Numbers supplied by the AAN mention the fact that about half of the people taking these types of substances for a period of three months are still taking them five years later. 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 advantages are clear. While a medication might be useful at temporarily relieving the discomfort of a health issue, it’s not a long-term solution to the problem. A drug won’t fix your injured spine; it will only conceal the pain.
Dr. Kaden will first examine you to get to the source of your back pain and then work with you to correct the spinal interference — without the need for risky drugs.
If you’re ready for relief of your pain, naturally, give our Redondo Beach office a call at (310) 251-0862 to make an appointment with Dr. Kaden.
- 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