Chiropractic is based on the approach of enabling your body to naturally heal through spinal adjustments and lifestyle changes that stimulate wellness. For Dr. Holland, this means working to restore your body's normal functioning to avoid the need for medications or surgery. We see that most of our North County St. Louis, MO patients are relieved to find a natural solution for their health conditions.
One benefit of chiropractic adjustments is that it helps people minimize or eliminate the use of narcotics. Prescriptions are commonly supplied to individuals who have back pain. This is such a serious crisis that the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) issued a press release stating that opioid (painkiller) dangers overshadow the advantages when prescribed for back pain.
Some of the most common narcotics, according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, include hydrocodone (Vicodin), oxycodone (OxyContin and Percocet), morphine, and codeine. Figures offered by the AAN cite the fact that roughly 50% of the people taking these drugs for a period of three months are still dependent on them five years later. This can further complicate the problem of back pain and recovery, particularly if an opiate dependency occurs.
Contrast that to chiropractic which engages natural healing and the benefits are obvious. While a pill might be helpful at temporarily relieving the discomfort of a health issue, it's not a long-term solution to the problem. A drug won't mend your injured back; it will only mask the pain.
Dr. Holland will first examine you to get to the origin of your back problems and then work with you to eliminate the spinal interference -- without the need for risky drugs.
If you're ready for pain relief, naturally, give our North County St. Louis, MO office a call at (314) 867-8888 to make an appointment with Dr. Holland.