Chiropractic is based on the philosophy of allowing your body to heal naturally through spinal adjustments and lifestyle changes that encourage overall health. For Blake Chiropractic & Rehabilitation, this involves working to reestablish your body's healthy functioning to avoid the need for medications or surgical treatments. We see that most of our Harrisburg patients are happy to find a natural approach for their health conditions.
One benefit of chiropractic is that it helps people reduce or eliminate the use of drug treatments. Medications are oftentimes issued to patients who have back problems. This is such a serious crisis that the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) issued a press release stating that opioid (painkiller) risks overshadow the advantages 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. Statistics supplied by the AAN cite the fact that roughly 50% of the patients taking these drugs for a period of three months are still dependent on them five years later. This can further complicate the issue of back pain and recovery, particularly if an narcotic addiction arises.
Compare that to chiropractic which involves natural healing and the benefits are obvious. While a medication might be useful at briefly reducing the symptoms of a health condition, it's not a real solution to the problem. A drug won't mend your injured back; it will only conceal the pain.
Blake Chiropractic & Rehabilitation will first examine you to get to the source of your back problems and then work with you to solve the spinal interference -- without risky drugs.
If you're ready for relief, naturally, give our Harrisburg office a call at (717) 657-2561 to make an appointment with Blake Chiropractic & Rehabilitation.