Chiropractic is based on the concept of aiding your body to naturally heal through spinal adjustments and lifestyle changes that promote wellness. For Dr. Ahmed, this means working hard to restore your body's natural functioning to prevent the need for drugs or surgical treatments. We notice that many of our Roselle patients are happy to find a natural answer for their health issues.
One benefit of chiropractic is that it helps people decrease or even eliminate the use of drug treatments. Prescription medications are oftentimes supplied to patients who have back problems. This is such a significant crisis that the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) issued a news release stating that opioid (painkiller) risks outweigh the advantages 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. Figures supplied by the AAN mention the fact that about 50% of the people taking these types of substances for a period of three months are still dependent on them five years down the road. This can further complicate the problem of back pain and recovery, particularly if an opiate addiction arises.
Contrast that to chiropractic which involves natural healing and the benefits are crystal clear. While a medication might be helpful at briefly relieving the discomfort of a health condition, it's not a real solution to the problem. Drugs don't fix your injured spine; it will only cover up the pain.
Dr. Ahmed will first examine you to get to the source of your back pain and then work with you to eliminate the spinal interference -- without any risky medications.
If you're ready for relief of your pain, naturally, give our Roselle office a call at (630) 295-8851 to make an appointment with Dr. Ahmed.