Sometimes worsening back pain creeps up on us. Sometimes dependence on pain medication creeps up on us too.
Recently, Augusta chiropractor Dr. Kim Lombardy treated a patient suffering from both back pain and opioid addiction. Middle-aged and overweight, the patient experienced pain even while standing and walking, making day-to-day life difficult to manage. In an effort to avoid invasive back surgery, he relied on prescribed opioids to manage his pain. Unfortunately, he became addicted to the drugs and his pain slowly continued to worsen.
Fortunately though, Dr. Lombardy’s chiropractic care over time relieved his pain and greatly reduced his dependence on medication.
Chiropractic helps relieve headaches, disc problems, scoliosis and other conditions. It can reduce neck pain, back pain and tingling in the hands or arms.
Less pain, less prescription drugs
Dr. Lombardy’s patient is walking easier, living with less pain and less prescription drugs. He also hasn’t had to resort to surgery, allowing him to focus on rehabilitation while reducing his back pain naturally.
If you or someone you care about is suffering from back pain, while managing prescribed opioids, there are non-invasive solutions that can help improve quality of life. Chiropractic care is a research-based, drug-free alternative option for pain relief and management. With gentle, controlled adjustments of the spine, a chiropractor can ease the cause of the pain, lessening your discomfort and eventually helping you reduce your dependence on pain medications.