A Drug-Free Approach to Back Pain Recovery

Arlington Natural Approaches to Back Pain with Chiropractic Care

Chiropractic is centered on the philosophy of enabling your body to heal naturally through spinal adjustments and lifestyle changes that encourage wellness. For Jefferson Spine & Injury Center, this means working hard to restore your body's healthy performance to avoid the need for drugs or surgery. We notice that most of our Arlington patients are pleased to find a natural answer for their health problems.

One benefit of chiropractic treatment is that it helps people reduce or eliminate the use of drugs. Medications are commonly supplied to individuals who have back problems. This is such a significant problem that the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) issued a report 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. Statistics supplied by the AAN cite the fact that roughly half of the patients taking these drugs for a period of three months are still taking them five years later. This can further complicate the problem of back pain and healing, especially if an opiate addiction occurs.

Contrast that to chiropractic care which incorporates natural healing and the advantages are clear. While a drug might be useful at temporarily relieving the symptoms of a health condition, it's not a real solution to the problem. A drug won't mend your damaged back; it will only cover up the pain.

How Can Chiropractic Care Help You?

Jefferson Spine & Injury Center will first examine you to get to the origin of your back pain and then work with you to solve the problem -- without risky medications.

If you're ready for relief, naturally, give our Arlington office a call at (703) 933-9000 to make an appointment with Jefferson Spine & Injury Center.


  • 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
June 24, 2024

Dr. Holcombe, D.C.