Chiropractic is centered on the approach of helping your body to naturally heal through spinal adjustments and lifestyle changes that encourage wellness. For Dr. Kallio, this means working to reestablish your body's natural functioning to avoid the need for drugs or surgical treatments. We see that many of our Lincoln patients are pleased to find a natural approach for their health problems.
One benefit of chiropractic care is that it helps people minimize or even eliminate the use of narcotics. Prescriptions are oftentimes issued to people who have back problems. This is such a significant concern 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 well-known narcotics, according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, include hydrocodone (Vicodin), oxycodone (OxyContin and Percocet), morphine, and codeine. Figures offered by the AAN mention the fact that about half of the patients taking these types of substances for a period of three months are still taking them five years down the road. This can further complicate the problem of back pain and recovery, particularly if an opiate addiction occurs.
Contrast that to chiropractic which involves natural healing and the benefits are clear. While a pill might be helpful at briefly reducing the symptoms of a health problem, it's not a solution to the problem. A drug won't fix your damaged spine; it will only conceal the pain.
Dr. Kallio will first examine you to get to the root of your back pain and then work with you to correct the problem -- without the need for risky medications.
If you're ready for relief, naturally, give our Lincoln office a call at (402) 484-5166 to make an appointment with Dr. Kallio.