Chiropractic: The Natural Approach to Back Pain

Moon Township chiropractic back pain treatmentChiropractic is based on the philosophy of allowing your body to heal naturally through spinal adjustments and lifestyle changes that stimulate overall health. For Dr. Spiropoulos, this means working hard to reestablish your body's normal performance to prevent the need for drugs or surgery. We find that most of our Moon Township patients are happy to find a natural answer for their health issues.

One advantage of chiropractic care is that it helps people reduce or even eliminate the use of drugs. Prescriptions are commonly issued to individuals who have back soreness. This is such a significant problem that the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) issued a report stating that opioid (painkiller) dangers outweigh the advantages when administered 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. Data supplied by the AAN cite the fact that roughly half of the people taking these drugs for a period of three months are still dependent on them five years later. This can further complicate the problem of back pain and recovery, particularly if an opiate addiction arises.

Contrast that to chiropractic care which features natural healing and the benefits are clear. While a drug might be useful at temporarily suppressing the discomfort of a health problem, it's not a long-term solution to the problem. Drugs don't fix your injured spine; it will only conceal the pain.

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

If you're ready for relief of your pain, naturally, give our Moon Township office a call at (724) 513-0521 to make an appointment with Dr. Spiropoulos.


  • 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
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