Chiropractic is based on the philosophy of allowing your body to naturally heal through spinal adjustments and lifestyle changes that promote overall health. For Dr. Mark Holland, this means working hard to restore your body's natural performance to avoid the need for medications or surgery. We find that many of our North County St. Louis, MO patients are pleased to find a natural solution for their health problems.
One benefit of chiropractic care is that it helps people decrease or eliminate the use of drug treatments. Prescriptions are frequently supplied to people who have back pain. This is such a significant problem that the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) issued a news release stating that opioid (painkiller) risks outweigh the benefits when administered 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 presented by the AAN mention the fact that roughly half of the people taking these types of substances for a period of three months are still on them five years down the road. This can further complicate the difficulty of back pain and healing, especially if an narcotic dependency arises.
Compare that to chiropractic which incorporates natural healing and the advantages are evident. While a pill might be useful at briefly reducing the symptoms of a health problem, it's not a long-term 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 source of your back problems 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.