Chiropractic Care Blog

Drug-Free Pain Management Should Come Before NSAIDs

We all know about the dangers of opiate addiction, but few know the harms associated with common pain-killing drugs like Ibuprofen, Motrin, Advil, and Aleve. This leads to many believing they can be used without much harm. Yet, use of these drugs over a long period of time can raise the risk of heart attack, stroke, and other severe cardiovascular symptoms. This is why drug-free pain management with chiropractic care should be your first choice.

An emerging field of study suggests that staying off pain medicines as much as possible can prolong your life. That is why we recommend chiropractic care. Typical chiropractic patients experience significant relief. This can lead to avoidance of surgical intervention or the use of harmful drugs.

Drug-Free Pain Management Is Safer

Even healthy people like athletes experience harm from NSAIDs, which slow the healing of tissue and joints. Medical literature gives us numerous reasons why chiropractic care is the most conservative choice, even for common pain, but if reading complicated studies like the ones linked to above is not your favorite past time, this infographic should summarize it for you well enough…

drug-free pain management

If you are experiencing pain and want a better way to manage it, put down the drugs.

Book an appointment today.

Chiropractors Can Help You Quit Opiates Like Hydrocodone, Studies Show

Here at Discover Chiropractic, we treat patients for all sorts of complaints, from common issues to rare problems, and people are often amazed at how much their nervous system affects overall health. One unexpected connection to chiropractic care is the use of opiate pain medication like Hydrocodone — or specifically, avoiding it altogether through effective drug-free pain management.

Recent studies indicate that working with a chiropractor for chronic pain is an effective first line of defense for those hoping to stay off addictive drugs, and patients already on medication who worked with a chiropractor saw reductions of more than 50 percent in their opioid use compared with others who relied only on drug therapy. The Journal of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons has been very clear that anyone at high risk for addiction to opioids should devise a drug-free pain management strategy with their doctor if at all possible, and this is where chiropractic care can be a powerful help.

Of course, I would hardly expect anyone to just take my word for it. This is the very reason why we’re seeing movements in other states to substitute chiropractic care for pain medicines, as you can see from this news video from New Hampshire, where patients are clamoring for chiropractic care covered by insurance so much that they are seriously discussing changes to the law to help reduce use of drugs like Hydrocodone.

Drug-free pain management with chiropractic care really is changing lives, and we’ve seen it with our own eyes here at our clinic in Austin. If you are struggling with chronic pain and worried about becoming reliant on medication — or if you are already on medication but find yourself relying more on opiates like Hydrocodone, OxyContin, or Percocet than you would like — come pay us a visit and we will explore your options for drug-free pain management.

Opiate and hydrocodone infographic via drugfreepaincare.org.

Opiate and hydrocodone infographic via drugfreepaincare.org.

#1 Austin Chiropractor on Yelp

People Love Us On Yelp

We’ve had so many great reviews from patients this year that we’re at the very top of Yelp when people search for Best Austin Chiropractor!

It is so awesome to read our patients stories and get that positive feedback. Thanks to everyone who has contributed to the practice with their positive reviews! This is why we keep doing what we love.  If you haven’t left us a review on Yelp, you can do that here:  https://www.yelp.com/biz/discover-chiropractic-austin  

You can schedule an appointment with us here.  Thanks so much!

Relieve Back Pain

Relieve back pain by cleaning out your wallet and carrying only what is necessary.  Sitting on your wallet is one of the most overlooked causes of back pain, neck pain, and even headaches.  Removing the wallet from your back pocket will allow you to sit with even weight distribution on your pelvis and low back.  This one simple trick has helped relieve back pain for many of our patients.  Click here to contact us for more information.

Marketing For A Chiropractor

Do you love writing and want free chiropractic care?  We are currently looking for a blog-writer so that we can do a better job of sharing our services, events, health tips and daily happenings at Discover Chiropractic.  We are willing to exchange free chiropractic care for writing services.  If you’re interested in marketing for a chiropractor, please go here.

Marketing For A Chiropractor

 

 

 

Changes are coming to our office!

Over the next week our office is changing our patient contact service. We have scheduled the transition in hopes it is seamless.

What does this means for you?

You may receive multiple reminders or no reminders for your appointments. Make sure you mark them on your calendars. Thanks in advance for your patience!

Thank you, Dr. Clark.

Foot Pain

foot pain

Foot pain can be traced to alignment of low back

 

You may not realize it, but your foot pain could be related to sciatic nerve issues. ​

Let us examine the area to determine if you need low back treatment vs foot treatment. The pain could be plantar fasciitis, which we can treat, but more often than not it’s actually a low back and pelvis issue causing the foot pain.  Make an appointment at discoverchiropracticaustin.com

Healing Begins With the Spine

Chiropractic Adjustments for Low Back Pain

Chiropractic Adjustments fix the cause of low back pain instead of just covering up the symptoms.

Taking an over the counter pain medication may make you temporarily feel better, but is it fixing the actual cause of the problem?  No.  Chiropractic adjustments re-align your spine and take pressure off of nerves.  Adjustments fix the cause of back and neck problems by taking pressure off the nervous system.

Call us today to see how we can help fix your problem!  Go to discoverchiropracticaustin.com to schedule your free consultation.

Chiropractic Reduces Nerve Interference

pinched nerveYou have over 37 trillion cells in your body that are all controlled by your nervous system. Keep them functioning properly with regular chiropractic care for your spine and nervous system. Chiropractic can fix pinched nerves.

Dr Brian Clark at Discover Chiropractic applies gentle, effective chiropractic adjustments to the spine which reduces nerve interference.  So if you have a pinched nerve, or numbness and tingling in your hands and feet, you should call today to for your free consultation, to see how chiropractic can help.  http://discoverchiropracticaustin.com/contact/

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Teacher Appreciation Month

May is Teacher Appreciation Month.  So tell all your teacher friends to come see us for a complimentary chiropractic visit.  If they’ve never been to our office before we’ll do a free exam, x-rays (if necessary) and an adjustment!  Because every teacher in South Austin deserves a good chiropractic adjustment!