Chiropractic is centered on the approach of helping your body to heal naturally through spinal adjustments and lifestyle changes that encourage overall health. For Dr. Tolson, this involves working to reestablish your body's natural performance to avoid the need for medications or surgery. We notice that many of our Mt Sterling patients are happy to find a natural solution for their health issues.
One benefit of chiropractic is that it helps people reduce or eliminate the use of drugs. Medications are frequently supplied to individuals who have back pain. This is such a significant concern that the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) issued a report stating that opioid (painkiller) dangers overshadow the benefits when administered for back pain.
Some of the most popular narcotics, according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, include hydrocodone (Vicodin), oxycodone (OxyContin and Percocet), morphine, and codeine. Numbers presented by the AAN cite the fact that about half of the patients taking these drugs for a period of three months are still on them five years later. This can further complicate the difficulty of back pain and recovery, especially if an narcotic dependency occurs.
Compare that to chiropractic which features natural healing and the benefits are clear. While a medication might be helpful at temporarily reducing the symptoms of a health issue, it's not a real solution to the problem. A drug won't fix your damaged back; it will only conceal the pain.
Dr. Tolson will first examine you to get to the origin of your back problems and then work with you to eliminate the problem -- without the need for risky medications.
If you're ready for relief of your pain, naturally, give our Mt Sterling office a call at (859) 499-1009 to make an appointment with Dr. Tolson.