Why Chiro Is Best For Your Pain

Woman taking pain killer pill

Pain is a major and too common problem, but so is medication use to help relieve the pain. If you haven't realized by now that chiropractic care, not drugs, is your best natural option for pain management.
Let’s consider an age-old analogy. If you are walking with sharp stone in your shoe your foot will be throbbing. Do you… Take drugs to relieve the pain? No! You remove the rock, of course! Now, let’s look at some current research that explores the link between chiropractic and pain. These two articles will outline how chiropractic is the effective, safer and natural approach to not just fighting pain, but to feel, move and function your very best.

First, point #1: Opioids aren't your best option for pain.

A study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association suggests nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) such as acetaminophen (Tylenol), ibuprofen (Aleve) and other commonly administered pain relievers are more effective than opioids for relieving chronic back, knee and hip pain. NSAIDs also win out over opioids in terms of reducing limitations in the ability to perform activities of daily living (walking, working, sleeping, etc.).


So, point #2: NSAIDs aren't your best option, either...

But neither are NSAIDs, at least when compared to chiropractic, according to a study that also appeared in the Journal of the American Medical Association. Chiropractic spinal adjustment reduced pain and improved function in back pain patients after six weeks of treatment, and results were similar to that achieved with NSAID use – but without the side effects and other risks associated with medication use (particularly use for more than 10 days at a time).


Point #3: should be clear by now:

When it comes to pain relief, chiropractic care is the effective, safe option to turn to first – a point emphasized by an increasing number of major health care organizations these days. Talk to your doctor about the risks associated with opioids and other pain relievers, and why chiropractic care is the natural, drug-free first choice. Make the right choice ... choose chiropractic today.


The Chiro is a sensible option for anyone in Wellington that wants to be healthier without drugs. Our focus is provide you with the best manual chiropractic care catered to your spine and goals. Our approach is to take a complete health history in order to understand your concerns; to provide the appropriate examination including testing posture, range of motion, spinal, orthopaedic, neurological, taking x-rays if needed; and to educate you as to what all of the above means to you, your pain and your health. Lastly, to gently adjust and assist you to feel and function better.