A Natural Approach to Back Pain

Napa Natural Approaches to Back Pain with Chiropractic Treatment

Chiropractic is based on the concept of helping your body to naturally heal through spinal adjustments and lifestyle changes that promote wellness. For Dr. Bettencourt, this means working to reestablish your body's natural functioning to prevent the need for medications or surgical treatments. We find that many of our Napa patients are relieved to find a natural approach for their health conditions.

One benefit of chiropractic adjustments is that it helps people reduce or even eliminate the use of drug treatments. Prescriptions are frequently supplied to people who have back problems. This is such a significant concern that the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) issued a press release stating that opioid (painkiller) risks overshadow the benefits when prescribed for back pain.

Some of the most common opiates, according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, include hydrocodone (Vicodin), oxycodone (OxyContin and Percocet), morphine, and codeine. Statistics supplied by the AAN mention the fact that roughly 50% of the patients taking these drugs for a period of three months are still on them five years down the road. This can further complicate the problem of back pain and healing, especially if an narcotic addiction occurs.

Contrast that to chiropractic care which involves natural healing and the benefits are obvious. While a medication might be helpful at briefly relieving the symptoms of a health problem, it's not a solution to the problem. Drugs don't fix your injured spine; it will only cover up the pain.

How Can Chiropractic Treatment Help You?

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

If you're ready to get out of pain, naturally, give our Napa office a call at (707) 257-3600 to make an appointment with Dr. Bettencourt.


  • 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 http://www.drugabuse.gov/publications/research-reports/prescription-drugs/opioids/what-are-opioids
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