Millions of Americans experience such severe pain that they use opioids to provide some relief. Sadly, this has cultivated an opioid epidemic where over 2 million Americans are dependent on these pain killers. This is incredibly sad to us at Winterbottom – especially since we are part of the solution and can help so many if we only had the opportunity.
Winterbottom Family Chiropractic strongly recommends everyone start with Chiropractic first before turning to addictive medications or extreme and irreversible solutions (like surgery). We will assess your body from toe-to-head and provide pain relief through:
- custom orthotics
- electromagnetic therapy on the spot
Most importantly, Chiropractic is a drug-free approach to pain relief and pain management. In order to help people experience pain relief without opioids, the American College of Physicians (ACP) recommends the use of non-invasive, drug-free treatments such as Chiropractic care. Also, the American College of Physicians (ACP) encourages patients to seek conservative care (like drug-free chiropractic) before moving on to potentially addictive remedies for pain.
Lower back pain is one of the leading causes of opioid dependency. Lower back pain is also very difficult for traditional doctors to treat because it’s difficult to identify and eliminate the cause. Therefore, many doctors prescribe pain killers to provide comfort to their patients – but the root problem still exists and continues causing pain.
Winterbottom Family Chiropractic, however, can actually identify the root cause of lower back pain because often, lower back pain is caused by issues in our feet, ankles, knees, or hips – which are part of the bio kinetic chain.
Most chronic back pain is due to some form of musculoskeletal weakness or structural imbalance. Given that the feet are the foundation of the body, an imbalance in one or both of the feet causes problems throughout the entire kinetic chain of the body, with particular stress on the lower back.
We examine the feet first when a patient is complaining of back pain.
Once the cause of pain is identified, we are able to effectively treat you without the use of any prescriptions. Treatments for chronic pain typically include chiropractic adjustments on a regular basis, and may also include the use of custom orthotics to help maintain and elongate the effectiveness of adjustments. Unlike getting a prescription where you have to call it in, wait, and then pick it up at a separate location from our office, you can be examined for custom orthotics in less than five minutes and have them sent directly to you or pick them up the next time you’re in for an adjustment.
Custom orthotics help you avoid making lifestyle adjustments that may be difficult to sustain long-term, like not standing for extended periods of time, walking/working out less, and wearing different shoes. Instead, custom orthotics slip into daily life so you can experience increased function without pain (and prescription-free).
Custom orthotics are one potential, drug-free solution for treating chronic and/or acute pain. Our proven expertise can provide you with multiple options for a pain-free life.
Call us at 609-625-2006 today to set-up an appointment and take your first step toward whole-body health.