Avoid Drugs with Chiropractic Treatment for Back Pain in Jonesboro

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. Alpert, this means working to reestablish your body's healthy performance to avoid the need for medications or surgical treatments. We notice that many of our Jonesboro patients are happy to find a natural answer for their health problems.

One benefit of chiropractic care is that it helps people reduce or even eliminate the use of drugs. Prescriptions are commonly supplied to patients who have back pain. This is such a significant concern that the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) issued a press release stating that opioid (painkiller) dangers overshadow the advantages when prescribed for back pain.

Some of the most popular narcotics, according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, include hydrocodone (Vicodin), oxycodone (OxyContin and Percocet), morphine, and codeine. Figures offered by the AAN cite the fact that roughly 50% of the patients taking these types of substances 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 narcotic dependency arises.

Compare that to chiropractic which involves natural healing and the advantages are obvious. While a medication might be useful at temporarily relieving the discomfort of a health issue, it's not a solution to the problem. A drug won't fix your injured spine; it will only conceal the pain.

How Can Chiropractic Therapy Help You?

Dr. Alpert will first examine you to get to the source of your back pain and then work with you to address the spinal interference -- without risky drugs.

If you're ready for relief of your pain, naturally, give our Jonesboro office a call at (770) 472-8989 to make an appointment with Dr. Alpert.


  • 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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