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A Drug-Free Approach to Back Pain Recovery

Woburn & Chelmsford, MA chiropractic back pain treatmentChiropractic is based on the philosophy of aiding your body to heal naturally through spinal adjustments and lifestyle changes that stimulate wellness. For Dr. James Ellis & Dr. Lyndsay Martin, this means working hard to restore your body's healthy functioning to avoid the need for drugs or surgical treatments. We find that most of our Woburn & Chelmsford, MA patients are pleased to find a natural approach for their health conditions.

One advantage of chiropractic is that it helps people reduce or eliminate the use of narcotics. Prescriptions are oftentimes supplied to individuals who have back pain. This is such a serious concern that the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) issued a news release stating that opioid (painkiller) risks overshadow the advantages 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 offered by the AAN mention the fact that about half of the patients 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 healing, particularly if an narcotic addiction occurs.

Compare that to chiropractic care which features natural healing and the benefits are crystal clear. While a drug might be helpful at briefly suppressing the discomfort of a health problem, it's not a solution to the problem. Drugs can't fix your damaged spine; it will only cover up the pain.

Dr. James Ellis & Dr. Lyndsay Martin 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 drugs.

If you're ready to get out of pain, naturally, give our Woburn & Chelmsford, MA office a call at (781) 460-0939 to make an appointment with Dr. James Ellis & Dr. Lyndsay Martin.


  • Risk of opioids outweigh benefits for headache, low back pain, other conditions. American Academy of Neurology;September 29, 2014.
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