Chiropractic is centered on the approach of allowing your body to heal naturally through spinal adjustments and lifestyle changes that encourage overall health. For Dr. Kallio, this involves working hard to reestablish your body's natural functioning to avoid the need for medications or surgical treatments. We find that most of our Lincoln patients are relieved to find a natural solution for their health problems.
One benefit of chiropractic care is that it helps people reduce or even eliminate the use of narcotics. Prescriptions are oftentimes issued to patients who have back pain. This is such a serious concern that the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) issued a report stating that opioid (painkiller) risks 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 supplied by the AAN mention the fact that about 50% of the people taking these drugs for a period of three months are still taking them five years later. This can further complicate the difficulty of back pain and recovery, especially if an narcotic dependency occurs.
Contrast that to chiropractic care which involves natural healing and the advantages are obvious. While a medication might be helpful at briefly relieving the symptoms of a health condition, it's not a long-term solution to the problem. Drugs don't fix your damaged spine; it will only mask the pain.
Dr. Kallio will first examine you to get to the root of your back pain and then work with you to solve the problem -- without any risky medications.
If you're ready to get out of pain, naturally, give our Lincoln office a call at (402) 484-5166 to make an appointment with Dr. Kallio.
- Risk of opioids outweigh benefits for headache, low back pain, other conditions. American Academy of Neurology;September 29, 2014.
- What are opioids? National Institute on Drug Abuse. Retrieved from http://www.drugabuse.gov/publications/research-reports/prescription-drugs/opioids/what-are-opioids