Research is showing that chiropractic care can provide natural back pain relief without medications.  Chiropractic is based on helping your body to heal naturally through spinal adjustments and lifestyle changes that promote wellness. This means working to reestablish your body's natural functioning to avoid the need for medications or surgery. Most chiropractic patients are happy to find a natural answer for their health conditions.

One benefit of chiropractic is that it helps people decrease or even eliminate the use of drug treatments. Medical doctors frequently prescribe medications for back soreness.  This is such a serious crisis 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 popular opiates, according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, include hydrocodone (Vicodin), oxycodone (OxyContin and Percocet), morphine and codeine. Figures provided by the AAN note that approximately 50% of people taking these drugs for a period of three months are still taking them five years down the road. This can further complicate the difficulty of back pain and recovery, particularly if a narcotic addiction occurs.

Compare that to chiropractic care which engages spinal manipulation for natural back pain relief and natural healing.  While a pill might be helpful to temporarily reduce the discomfort of a health issue, it's not a solution to the problem. Drugs can't fix your injured back; it will only cover up the pain.

At Patrick Chiropractic in Raleigh, Dr. Patrick will first examine you to get to the source of your back pain and then work with you to eliminate the spinal interference, resulting in natural back pain relief -- without the need for risky medications.

If you're ready to take a more natural path to pain relief, give our office a call at 919-790-2288 to schedule an appointment.


  • 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

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