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Chiropractic is based on the principle of aiding your body to naturally heal through spinal adjustments and lifestyle changes that promote overall health. For Dr. Slater, this means working hard to restore your body's normal performance to avoid the need for drugs or surgical treatments. We notice that many of our Highland Park, Saint Paul, Minnesota patients are pleased to find a natural answer for their health issues.
One benefit of chiropractic is that it helps people decrease or eliminate the use of drugs. Prescriptions are oftentimes supplied to individuals who have back soreness. This is such a serious problem that the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) issued a news release stating that opioid (painkiller) risks overshadow the advantages when prescribed for back pain.
Some of the most common opiates, according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, include hydrocodone (Vicodin), oxycodone (OxyContin and Percocet), morphine, and codeine. Data 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, particularly if an narcotic addiction occurs.
Compare that to chiropractic care which incorporates natural healing and the advantages are evident. While a pill might be helpful at briefly suppressing the discomfort of a health problem, it's not a long-term solution to the problem. Drugs can't mend your damaged spine; it will only cover up the pain.
Dr. Slater will first examine you to get to the source of your back pain and then work with you to correct the problem -- without the need for risky drugs.
If you're ready to get out of pain, naturally, give our Highland Park, Saint Paul, Minnesota office a call at (651) 699-3366 to make an appointment with Dr. Slater.