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Chiropractic: The Natural Approach to Back Pain

Redondo Beach chiropractic back pain treatmentChiropractic is based on the philosophy of allowing your body to naturally heal through spinal adjustments and lifestyle changes that promote overall health. For Dr. Vinick, this involves working hard to restore your body's normal functioning to prevent the need for drugs or surgery. We see that many of our Redondo Beach patients are pleased to find a natural approach for their health conditions.

One benefit of chiropractic care is that it helps people decrease or even eliminate the use of drugs. Medications are commonly issued to individuals who have back soreness. This is such a significant concern that the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) issued a news release stating that opioid (painkiller) dangers overshadow the benefits 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. Data supplied by the AAN mention the fact that about half of the people taking these drugs for a period of three months are still taking them five years later. This can further complicate the problem of back pain and recovery, particularly if an opiate dependency occurs.

Compare that to chiropractic care which engages natural healing and the benefits are obvious. While a medication might be helpful at temporarily relieving the discomfort of a health problem, it's not a real solution to the problem. Drugs don't mend your damaged spine; it will only cover up the pain.

Dr. Vinick will first examine you to get to the origin of your back pain and then work with you to address the spinal interference -- without risky medications.

If you're ready to get out of pain, naturally, give our Redondo Beach office a call at (310) 375-4325 to make an appointment with Dr. Vinick.


  • 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 http://www.drugabuse.gov/publications/research-reports/prescription-drugs/opioids/what-are-opioids
November 21, 2016