Chiropractic is based on the principle of enabling your body to heal naturally through spinal adjustments and lifestyle changes that promote wellness. For Dr. Roxann Bettencourt, DC, this means working hard to restore your body's natural functioning to avoid the need for medications or surgery. We find that most of our Napa, CA patients are relieved to find a natural approach for their health problems.
One benefit of chiropractic is that it helps people minimize or even eliminate the use of drug treatments. Medications are frequently issued to people who have back pain. This is such a serious concern that the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) issued a press release stating that opioid (painkiller) dangers overshadow the benefits when administered 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 roughly half of the people 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 difficulty of back pain and recovery, especially if an narcotic addiction occurs.
Compare that to chiropractic care which incorporates natural healing and the benefits are obvious. While a pill might be helpful at temporarily reducing the symptoms of a health condition, it's not a real solution to the problem. A drug won't fix your damaged spine; it will only mask the pain.
Dr. Roxann Bettencourt, DC will first examine you to get to the root of your back problems and then work with you to address the spinal interference -- without any risky drugs.
If you're ready for relief of your pain, naturally, give our Napa, CA office a call at (707) 257-3600 to make an appointment with Dr. Roxann Bettencourt, DC.