Chiropractic is based on the approach of allowing your body to heal naturally through spinal adjustments and lifestyle changes that promote wellness. For Dr. Mark Holland, this involves working to restore your body's normal performance to prevent the need for drugs or surgery. We see that most of our North County, St. Louis, MO patients are relieved to find a natural answer for their health issues.
One advantage of chiropractic care is that it helps people decrease or eliminate the use of drugs. Prescriptions are frequently supplied to people who have back problems. This is such a significant problem that the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) issued a press release stating that opioid (painkiller) risks outweigh 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. Figures presented by the AAN cite the fact that roughly 50% 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 difficulty of back pain and healing, particularly if an opiate dependency arises.
Compare that to chiropractic which incorporates natural healing and the advantages are evident. While a pill might be useful at temporarily reducing the symptoms of a health condition, it's not a solution to the problem. Drugs don't fix your damaged back; it will only mask the pain.
Dr. Mark Holland will first examine you to get to the origin of your back problems and then work with you to solve the spinal interference -- without the need for risky medications.
If you're ready to get out of pain, naturally, give our North County, St. Louis, MO office a call at (314) 867-8888 to make an appointment with Dr. Mark Holland.