Chiropractic is based on the concept of aiding your body to heal naturally through spinal adjustments and lifestyle changes that promote wellness. For Dr. Isom, this means working hard to restore your body's healthy functioning to prevent the need for medications or surgery. We see that most of our Lenexa patients are pleased to find a natural approach for their health problems.
One benefit of chiropractic adjustments is that it helps people minimize or eliminate the use of drugs. Prescription medications are oftentimes supplied to patients who have back soreness. This is such a significant problem that the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) issued a report stating that opioid (painkiller) dangers overshadow the advantages when administered for back pain.
Some of the most well-known narcotics, according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, include hydrocodone (Vicodin), oxycodone (OxyContin and Percocet), morphine, and codeine. Statistics supplied by the AAN cite the fact that about 50% of the people taking these drugs for a period of three months are still dependent on them five years down the road. This can further complicate the problem of back pain and healing, especially if an narcotic dependency occurs.
Contrast that to chiropractic care which engages natural healing and the advantages are evident. While a pill might be helpful at temporarily relieving the symptoms of a health condition, it's not a solution to the problem. A drug won't mend your injured spine; it will only mask the pain.
Dr. Isom will first examine you to get to the root of your back problems and then work with you to address the spinal interference -- without any risky drugs.
If you're ready for relief of your pain, naturally, give our Lenexa office a call at (913) 735-9565 to make an appointment with Dr. Isom.