Chiropractic is centered on the concept of allowing your body to heal naturally through spinal adjustments and lifestyle changes that promote wellness. For Dr. Mark Holland, this means working hard to reestablish your body's healthy performance to prevent the need for drugs or surgical treatments. We find that most of our North County St. Louis, MO patients are relieved to find a natural approach for their health conditions.
One benefit of chiropractic care is that it helps people decrease or even eliminate the use of drugs. Prescriptions are oftentimes 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 outweigh 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 provided 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 on them five years later. This can further complicate the issue of back pain and recovery, especially if an narcotic addiction occurs.
Contrast that to chiropractic care which involves natural healing and the advantages are evident. While a medication might be useful at briefly suppressing the symptoms of a health condition, it's not a real solution to the problem. A drug won't mend your damaged back; 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 spinal interference -- without any risky drugs.
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.