Chiropractic is centered on the approach of enabling your body to heal naturally through spinal adjustments and lifestyle changes that encourage overall health. For Dr. Szilagyi, this involves working hard to restore your body's normal performance to prevent the need for medications or surgery. We find that many of our Harleysville, PA patients are happy to find a natural approach for their health issues.
One benefit of chiropractic is that it helps people minimize or eliminate the use of drugs. Prescription medications are commonly supplied to people 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 administered 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 presented by the AAN cite the fact that about 50% of the patients taking these drugs 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 healing, especially if an opiate dependency occurs.
Contrast that to chiropractic care which features natural healing and the advantages are crystal clear. While a drug might be helpful at briefly reducing the discomfort of a health problem, it's not a solution to the problem. A drug won't mend your damaged spine; it will only cover up the pain.
Dr. Szilagyi will first examine you to get to the origin of your back pain and then work with you to eliminate the spinal interference -- without any risky medications.
If you're ready for pain relief, naturally, give our Harleysville, PA office a call at (215) 256-4345 to make an appointment with Dr. Szilagyi.