Chiropractic is based on the concept of helping your body to naturally heal through spinal adjustments and lifestyle changes that stimulate wellness. For Dr. Myers, this means working to restore your body's normal functioning to prevent the need for medications or surgery. We find that many of our Asheville patients are pleased to find a natural solution for their health conditions.
One advantage of chiropractic treatment is that it helps people decrease or even eliminate the use of drug treatments. Prescriptions are frequently supplied to patients who have back problems. This is such a significant crisis that the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) issued a report stating that opioid (painkiller) dangers overshadow the advantages when prescribed 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 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 issue of back pain and healing, especially if an opiate addiction arises.
Compare that to chiropractic which engages natural healing and the advantages are evident. While a drug might be useful at temporarily reducing the symptoms of a health issue, it's not a long-term solution to the problem. Drugs can't fix your injured spine; it will only cover up the pain.
Dr. Myers will first examine you to get to the source of your back problems and then work with you to address the problem -- without risky medications.
If you're ready for pain relief, naturally, give our Asheville office a call at (828) 676-0963 to make an appointment with Dr. Myers.