Chiropractic is centered on the philosophy of aiding your body to naturally heal through spinal adjustments and lifestyle changes that stimulate wellness. For Dr. Cyr, this involves working to reestablish your body's normal functioning to prevent the need for medications or surgery. We find that most of our Rutland patients are relieved to find a natural answer for their health issues.
One benefit of chiropractic therapy is that it helps people decrease or eliminate the use of drug treatments. Prescriptions are commonly supplied to patients who have back problems. This is such a serious concern that the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) issued a press release stating that opioid (painkiller) dangers overshadow 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. Statistics offered by the AAN cite the fact that about 50% of the patients taking these types of substances for a period of three months are still taking them five years down the road. This can further complicate the problem of back pain and recovery, especially if an narcotic addiction arises.
Contrast that to chiropractic care which engages natural healing and the advantages are obvious. While a medication might be useful at briefly relieving the symptoms 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. Cyr will first examine you to get to the source of your back problems and then work with you to solve the spinal interference -- without any risky medications.
If you're ready for relief of your pain, naturally, give our Rutland office a call at (802) 775-6961 to make an appointment with Dr. Cyr.