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Use Chiropractic Treatment to Avoid the Dangers of Narcotic Pain Meds

April 26, 2022

Chronic pain affects at least 100 million Americans. Though many treatments are available for pain, the number of prescriptions for opioid pain relievers has increased dramatically in the past 10 years. As a result, many people who use prescription opioids to treat their chronic pain have become addicted to them. Besides damaging their own lives, addiction also has negative impacts on users’ family and friends. 

But narcotic pain meds needn’t necessarily be the answer to your chronic pain. Chiropractors can treat pain in the head, jaws, shoulders, elbows, wrists, hips knees, ankles and pelvis. They look at the whole musculoskeletal system and treat the root of the problem. The experts at Springfield Chiropractic Clinic are masters in relieving pain without prescription opioids. They instead use a number of highly effective methods that are effective and safe.  

There are countless disadvantages to using opioids pain relievers. The wide range of short- and long-term, direct and indirect effects include: 

  • the risk of addiction.
  • mood swings.
  • heart attack.
  • agonizing constipation.
  • negative changes in appetite, heart rate and blood pressure. 
  • altering areas of the brain that are necessary for life-sustaining functions, as well parts that let people experience normal pleasures in life such as food and sex, their ability to control their stress level, their decision-making, and their ability to learn and remember. 

Broader negative outcomes can be seen in education level, employment, housing situations, relationships and involvement in crime. 

At the offices of Springfield Chiropractic Clinic, our methods eliminate the risks listed above and let you get on with the business of living your best life. Our skilled and compassionate team offers a variety of effective techniques to treat a wide range of chronic-pain conditions. These treatments are not invasive, have no side effects, and generate remarkable results when administered correctly. For more information on the full scope of our services, please call us today

New Patients: 

(217) 771-4199

Existing Patients: 

(217) 544-5213