Cary chiropractic back pain treatmentChiropractic is based on the concept of allowing your body to heal naturally through spinal adjustments and lifestyle changes that stimulate overall health. For Dr. Gugerli, this involves working hard to restore your body's natural performance to avoid the need for medications or surgical treatments. We notice that most of our Cary patients are pleased to find a natural approach for their health problems.

One advantage of chiropractic care is that it helps people reduce or eliminate the use of drugs. Medications are oftentimes supplied to patients who have back pain. This is such a significant crisis that the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) issued a report 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. Data presented by the AAN cite the fact that approximately 50% of the patients taking these drugs for a period of three months are still taking them five years down the road. This can further complicate the difficulty of back pain and healing, particularly if an opiate dependency arises.

Compare that to chiropractic which engages natural healing and the benefits are evident. While a pill might be helpful at briefly relieving the symptoms of a health condition, it's not a real solution to the problem. A drug won't fix your injured back; it will only mask the pain.

Dr. Gugerli will first examine you to get to the source of your back pain and then work with you to eliminate the spinal interference -- without risky medications.

If you're ready for relief of your pain, naturally, give our Cary office a call at (919) 589-0909 to make an appointment with Dr. Gugerli.


  • Risk of opioids outweigh benefits for headache, low back pain, other conditions. American Academy of Neurology;September 29, 2014.
  • What are opioids? National Institute on Drug Abuse. Retrieved from
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