Chiropractic is centered on the principle of enabling your body to naturally heal through spinal adjustments and lifestyle changes that stimulate overall health. For Dr. Mark Holland, this involves working hard to reestablish your body's normal functioning to avoid the need for drugs or surgical treatments. We see that many of our North County, St. Louis, MO patients are pleased to find a natural answer for their health conditions.
One advantage of chiropractic care is that it helps people minimize or even eliminate the use of narcotics. Medications are commonly supplied to people who have back pain. This is such a serious concern that the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) issued a news release stating that opioid (painkiller) dangers overshadow the advantages when prescribed for back pain.
Some of the most popular narcotics, according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, include hydrocodone (Vicodin), oxycodone (OxyContin and Percocet), morphine, and codeine. Statistics presented by the AAN cite 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 healing, particularly if an narcotic dependency occurs.
Contrast that to chiropractic which incorporates natural healing and the benefits are evident. While a medication might be useful at temporarily reducing the symptoms of a health issue, it's not a solution to the problem. Drugs don't fix your damaged spine; it will only cover up the pain.
Dr. Mark Holland will first examine you to get to the root of your back pain and then work with you to address the problem -- without risky drugs.
If you're ready for relief, naturally, give our North County, St. Louis, MO office a call at (314) 867-8888 to make an appointment with Dr. Mark Holland.