Singapore Chiropractic Treatment Better Than Drugs for Back Pain

Chiropractic is based on the approach of aiding your body to naturally heal through spinal adjustments and lifestyle changes that encourage overall health. For Dr. Stakes, this means working to restore your body's healthy functioning to avoid the need for drugs or surgical treatments. We see that many of our Singapore patients are relieved to find a natural answer for their health conditions.

One benefit of chiropractic treatment is that it helps people minimize or eliminate the use of drug treatments. Medications are oftentimes supplied to patients who have back problems. This is such a significant problem that the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) issued a report stating that opioid (painkiller) dangers outweigh the benefits when prescribed for back pain.

Some of the most popular opiates, according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, include hydrocodone (Vicodin), oxycodone (OxyContin and Percocet), morphine, and codeine. Data supplied by the AAN cite the fact that approximately 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 healing, particularly if an opiate addiction occurs.

Contrast that to chiropractic which engages natural healing and the benefits are evident. While a pill might be helpful at briefly reducing the discomfort of a health issue, it's not a long-term solution to the problem. Drugs can't fix your damaged back; it will only mask the pain.

How Can Chiropractic Care Help You?

Dr. Stakes will first examine you to get to the root of your back problems and then work with you to address the problem -- without risky medications.

If you're ready to get out of pain, naturally, give our Singapore office a call at +65 6235 1220 to make an appointment with Dr. Stakes.


  • 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