Chiropractic is centered on the approach of helping your body to heal naturally through spinal adjustments and lifestyle changes that encourage wellness. For Frank Bendiks, DC, PC, this involves working to reestablish your body's normal performance to avoid the need for medications or surgical treatments. We notice that many of our Naperville, IL patients are pleased to find a natural solution for their health problems.
One benefit of chiropractic is that it helps people decrease or even eliminate the use of drug treatments. Prescriptions are oftentimes supplied to patients who have back soreness. This is such a serious concern that the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) issued a press release stating that opioid (painkiller) dangers outweigh the benefits when administered 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. Statistics supplied by the AAN mention the fact that about 50% of the patients taking these drugs for a period of three months are still dependent on them five years down the road. This can further complicate the difficulty of back pain and healing, especially if an narcotic addiction occurs.
Compare that to chiropractic which engages natural healing and the advantages are evident. While a pill might be helpful at temporarily reducing the symptoms of a health issue, it's not a solution to the problem. Drugs can't mend your injured back; it will only conceal the pain.
Frank Bendiks, DC, PC will first examine you to get to the root of your back problems and then work with you to correct the problem -- without any risky drugs.
If you're ready for pain relief, naturally, give our Naperville, IL office a call at (630) 301-0054 to make an appointment with Frank Bendiks, DC, PC.