Springfield, MA chiropractic back pain treatmentChiropractic is based on the principle of allowing your body to heal naturally through spinal adjustments and lifestyle changes that encourage wellness. For Dr. Michael Delson, this means working hard to restore your body's natural functioning to prevent the need for medications or surgical treatments. We notice that many of our Springfield, MA patients are relieved to find a natural solution for their health conditions.

One advantage of chiropractic care is that it helps people minimize or eliminate the use of drug treatments. Prescription medications are commonly supplied to patients who have back problems. This is such a significant concern that the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) issued a report stating that opioid (painkiller) dangers outweigh the advantages when administered 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. Figures presented by the AAN mention the fact that about 50% of the patients taking these drugs for a period of three months are still on them five years down the road. This can further complicate the difficulty of back pain and recovery, particularly if an narcotic addiction occurs.

Compare that to chiropractic care which involves natural healing and the benefits are evident. While a medication might be useful at temporarily relieving the discomfort of a health condition, it's not a solution to the problem. Drugs can't fix your damaged spine; it will only cover up the pain.

Dr. Michael Delson will first examine you to get to the source of your back pain and then work with you to eliminate the problem -- without any risky medications.

If you're ready for pain relief, naturally, give our Springfield, MA office a call at (413) 788-4464 to make an appointment with Dr. Michael Delson.


  • 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
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