Chiropractic: The Natural Approach to Back Pain
Chiropractic is based on the approach of allowing your body to naturally heal through spinal adjustments and lifestyle changes that stimulate wellness. For Dr. Moses Ogbemudia, this means working hard to restore your body's normal functioning to avoid the need for medications or surgical treatments. We notice that many of our Capitol Hill, Washington DC patients are happy to find a natural approach for their health problems.
One advantage of chiropractic care is that it helps people reduce or eliminate the use of drugs. Medications are oftentimes issued to individuals who have back pain. This is such a serious problem that the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) issued a press release stating that opioid (painkiller) risks overshadow the benefits when administered for back pain.
Some of the most well-known opiates, 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 half of the people taking these types of substances 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.
Compare that to chiropractic care which incorporates natural healing and the benefits are evident. While a drug might be useful at temporarily suppressing the discomfort of a health problem, it's not a long-term solution to the problem. Drugs can't fix your injured spine; it will only cover up the pain.
Dr. Moses Ogbemudia will first examine you to get to the root of your back problems and then work with you to eliminate the problem -- without risky medications.
If you're ready for pain relief, naturally, give our Capitol Hill, Washington DC office a call at (202) 546-2000 to make an appointment with Dr. Moses Ogbemudia.
- 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