Chiropractic Treatment: The Natural Approach to Back Pain

West Palm Beach Chiropractic Treatment Better Than Drugs for Back Pain

Chiropractic is based on the philosophy of helping your body to naturally heal through spinal adjustments and lifestyle changes that stimulate overall health. For Dr. Dennis, this means working to restore your body's normal performance to prevent the need for medications or surgery. We see that many of our West Palm Beach patients are happy to find a natural answer for their health problems.

One benefit of chiropractic care is that it helps people reduce or even eliminate the use of drug treatments. Medications are frequently supplied to patients who have back soreness. This is such a serious concern that the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) issued a press release stating that opioid (painkiller) risks overshadow the benefits when prescribed for back pain.

Some of the most common opiates, according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, include hydrocodone (Vicodin), oxycodone (OxyContin and Percocet), morphine, and codeine. Data offered by the AAN cite the fact that roughly 50% of the patients taking these types of substances for a period of three months are still on them five years down the road. This can further complicate the problem of back pain and recovery, especially if an narcotic addiction arises.

Compare that to chiropractic care which incorporates natural healing and the advantages are evident. While a medication might be useful at temporarily relieving the discomfort of a health issue, it's not a long-term solution to the problem. A drug won't fix your injured back; it will only cover up the pain.

How Can Chiropractic Therapy Help You?

Dr. Dennis 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 West Palm Beach office a call at (561) 966-6171 to make an appointment with Dr. Dennis.


  • 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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    Lake Clarke Chiropractic Group provides quality chiropractic care to patients in the greater West Palm Beach area. If you suffer from back pain, neck pain, headache, sciatica or have been in an auto collision, we can get you back on the road to health.