Chiropractic is centered on the concept of enabling your body to heal naturally through spinal adjustments and lifestyle changes that encourage wellness. For Dr. Vinick, this means working to reestablish your body's natural functioning to prevent the need for medications or surgical treatments. We find that many of our Redondo Beach patients are relieved to find a natural approach for their health issues.
One advantage of chiropractic care is that it helps people decrease or eliminate the use of drugs. Prescription medications are oftentimes supplied to patients who have back pain. This is such a serious concern that the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) issued a report stating that opioid (painkiller) risks overshadow the advantages when prescribed for back pain.
Some of the most popular opiates, according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, include hydrocodone (Vicodin), oxycodone (OxyContin and Percocet), morphine, and codeine. Figures provided by the AAN cite the fact that roughly half of the patients taking these drugs for a period of three months are still taking them five years down the road. This can further complicate the difficulty of back pain and healing, particularly if an narcotic addiction occurs.
Contrast that to chiropractic which engages natural healing and the benefits are evident. While a drug might be helpful at temporarily relieving the symptoms of a health issue, it's not a real solution to the problem. Drugs can't mend your damaged back; it will only conceal the pain.
Dr. Vinick will first examine you to get to the origin of your back pain and then work with you to eliminate the problem -- without the need for risky medications.
If you're ready for pain relief, naturally, give our Redondo Beach office a call at (310) 375-4325 to make an appointment with Dr. Vinick.