Chiropractic is based on the philosophy of helping your body to naturally heal through spinal adjustments and lifestyle changes that promote overall health. For Dr. Stakes, this means working hard to restore your body's normal functioning to prevent the need for drugs or surgery. We see that most of our Singapore patients are pleased to find a natural approach for their health issues.
One advantage of chiropractic is that it helps people reduce or eliminate the use of drug treatments. Prescriptions are oftentimes issued to people who have back problems. This is such a serious crisis that the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) issued a press release stating that opioid (painkiller) risks outweigh the benefits when administered 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. Numbers offered 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 issue of back pain and recovery, especially if an opiate dependency arises.
Contrast that to chiropractic care which involves natural healing and the benefits are crystal clear. While a medication might be useful at temporarily relieving the discomfort of a health condition, it's not a solution to the problem. Drugs can't fix your damaged back; it will only cover up the pain.
Dr. Stakes will first examine you to get to the source of your back pain and then work with you to correct the problem -- without the need for risky medications.
If you're ready for relief of your pain, naturally, give our Singapore office a call at 62351220 to make an appointment with Dr. Stakes.