Chiropractic is based on the concept of enabling your body to naturally heal through spinal adjustments and lifestyle changes that encourage overall health. For Dr. Kasprack, this involves working to restore your body's normal functioning to avoid the need for medications or surgery. We see that many of our Clarksdale, Hernando, Horn Lake & Olive Branch patients are relieved to find a natural solution for their health issues.
One advantage of chiropractic therapy is that it helps people minimize or even eliminate the use of narcotics. Prescriptions are frequently issued to people who have back pain. This is such a significant concern that the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) issued a press release stating that opioid (painkiller) risks outweigh the advantages when prescribed for back pain.
Some of the most well-known narcotics, according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, include hydrocodone (Vicodin), oxycodone (OxyContin and Percocet), morphine, and codeine. Numbers provided by the AAN cite the fact that approximately 50% of the patients taking these types of substances for a period of three months are still on them five years down the road. This can further complicate the difficulty of back pain and healing, particularly if an opiate dependency arises.
Contrast that to chiropractic care which incorporates natural healing and the benefits are evident. While a medication might be helpful at briefly reducing the discomfort of a health issue, it's not a long-term solution to the problem. Drugs don't fix your damaged back; it will only cover up the pain.
Dr. Kasprack will first examine you to get to the source of your back problems and then work with you to address the problem -- without risky medications.
If you're ready for relief of your pain, naturally, give our Clarksdale, Hernando, Horn Lake & Olive Branch office a call at (662) 890-0012 to make an appointment with Dr. Kasprack.