Chiropractic is centered on the principle of helping your body to naturally heal through spinal adjustments and lifestyle changes that stimulate overall health. For Dr. Gugerli, this involves working hard to reestablish your body's normal functioning to avoid the need for medications or surgical treatments. We find that most of our Cary patients are relieved to find a natural answer for their health conditions.
One benefit of chiropractic is that it helps people minimize or eliminate the use of drug treatments. Medications are oftentimes supplied to individuals who have back problems. This is such a serious concern that the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) issued a report stating that opioid (painkiller) risks outweigh the advantages when administered for back pain.
Some of the most well-known opiates, according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, include hydrocodone (Vicodin), oxycodone (OxyContin and Percocet), morphine, and codeine. Figures provided by the AAN mention the fact that approximately half of the people taking these types of substances for a period of three months are still on them five years later. This can further complicate the issue of back pain and recovery, especially if an narcotic addiction occurs.
Contrast that to chiropractic care which features natural healing and the advantages are clear. While a medication might be useful at temporarily suppressing the symptoms of a health issue, it's not a long-term solution to the problem. Drugs can't mend your damaged spine; it will only conceal the pain.
Dr. Gugerli 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 medications.
If you're ready to get out of pain, naturally, give our Cary office a call at (919) 589-0909 to make an appointment with Dr. Gugerli.