Chiropractic is based on the concept of allowing your body to naturally heal through spinal adjustments and lifestyle changes that stimulate overall health. For Dr. Amodeo, this means working to restore your body's healthy functioning to prevent the need for drugs or surgical treatments. We notice that most of our Memphis patients are happy to find a natural solution for their health problems.
One advantage of chiropractic is that it helps people reduce or even eliminate the use of drugs. Medications are oftentimes supplied to people who have back pain. This is such a significant concern that the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) issued a report stating that opioid (painkiller) risks outweigh the benefits 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. Figures offered by the AAN cite the fact that approximately half of the patients taking these types of substances for a period of three months are still dependent on them five years down the road. This can further complicate the issue of back pain and healing, particularly if an narcotic addiction arises.
Compare that to chiropractic which incorporates natural healing and the advantages are clear. While a drug might be helpful at temporarily relieving the discomfort of a health problem, it's not a long-term solution to the problem. Drugs don't mend your damaged back; it will only conceal the pain.
Dr. Amodeo will first examine you to get to the root of your back problems and then work with you to eliminate the problem -- without any risky drugs.
If you're ready for relief of your pain, naturally, give our Memphis office a call at (901) 757-8311 to make an appointment with Dr. Amodeo.