Chiropractic is based on the philosophy of allowing your body to naturally heal through spinal adjustments and lifestyle changes that stimulate overall health. For Dr. Groneck, this involves working to restore your body's normal performance to prevent the need for medications or surgical treatments. We see that most of our Humble patients are pleased to find a natural answer for their health problems.
One benefit of chiropractic care is that it helps people decrease or even eliminate the use of narcotics. Prescription medications are oftentimes issued to people who have back soreness. This is such a significant concern that the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) issued a report stating that opioid (painkiller) risks outweigh 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 approximately half of the people taking these drugs for a period of three months are still dependent on them five years later. This can further complicate the issue of back pain and recovery, especially if an narcotic addiction occurs.
Compare that to chiropractic care which features natural healing and the advantages are evident. While a pill might be helpful at briefly relieving the symptoms of a health condition, it's not a real solution to the problem. A drug won't mend your damaged spine; it will only conceal the pain.
Dr. Groneck will first examine you to get to the origin of your back problems and then work with you to solve the problem -- without risky medications.
If you're ready for relief, naturally, give our Humble office a call at (281) 540-7201 to make an appointment with Dr. Groneck.