A Drug-Free Approach to Back Pain Recovery

Springfield chiropractic back pain treatmentChiropractic is based on the concept of aiding your body to heal naturally through spinal adjustments and lifestyle changes that encourage wellness. For Dr. Delson, this means working hard to restore your body's normal performance to avoid the need for drugs or surgical treatments. We see that many of our Springfield patients are relieved to find a natural solution for their health conditions.

One benefit of chiropractic is that it helps people minimize or even eliminate the use of drugs. Prescription medications are frequently supplied to individuals who have back problems. This is such a significant problem that the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) issued a news release stating that opioid (painkiller) dangers outweigh the benefits when prescribed 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 provided by the AAN mention the fact that approximately half of the patients taking these types of substances for a period of three months are still on them five years down the road. This can further complicate the issue of back pain and recovery, especially if an opiate dependency occurs.

Contrast that to chiropractic which engages natural healing and the advantages are clear. While a drug might be helpful at briefly suppressing the symptoms of a health condition, it's not a real solution to the problem. Drugs don't fix your damaged back; it will only conceal the pain.

Dr. Delson will first examine you to get to the root of your back pain and then work with you to correct the spinal interference -- without the need for risky medications.

If you're ready to get out of pain, naturally, give our Springfield office a call at (413) 788-4464 to make an appointment with Dr. 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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