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Chiropractic Care: The Natural Approach to Back Pain

Avoid Drugs with Chiropractic Care for Back Pain in Woburn

Chiropractic is centered on the philosophy of enabling your body to heal naturally through spinal adjustments and lifestyle changes that stimulate wellness. For Dr. Ellis, this means working to restore your body's natural performance to prevent the need for drugs or surgical treatments. We find that many of our Woburn patients are happy to find a natural solution for their health conditions.

One advantage of chiropractic treatment is that it helps people reduce or eliminate the use of drugs. Prescription medications are frequently issued to individuals who have back problems. This is such a serious crisis that the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) issued a news release stating that opioid (painkiller) risks outweigh the benefits when prescribed for back pain.

Some of the most popular narcotics, according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, include hydrocodone (Vicodin), oxycodone (OxyContin and Percocet), morphine, and codeine. Statistics presented by the AAN mention the fact that approximately 50% of the people taking these types of substances for a period of three months are still taking them five years later. This can further complicate the difficulty of back pain and recovery, especially if an opiate dependency arises.

Compare that to chiropractic care which engages natural healing and the benefits are crystal clear. While a medication might be useful at temporarily relieving the symptoms of a health problem, it's not a real solution to the problem. A drug won't mend your injured spine; it will only cover up the pain.

How Can Chiropractic Treatment Help You?

Dr. Ellis will first examine you to get to the origin of your back problems and then work with you to correct the problem -- without the need for risky drugs.

If you're ready for relief of your pain, naturally, give our Woburn office a call at (781) 460-0939 to make an appointment with Dr. Ellis.


  • 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
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