Why Medications Aren’t Recommended for Low Back Pain

Drs. Jeff Langmaid and Jason Deitch
Drs. Jeff Langmaid and Jason Deitch

Founder DCs, The Smart Chiropractor

Although NSAID medications can be purchased over the counter, it doesn’t mean they don’t have risks and dangers.

Over the past twenty years, we’ve seen the effects of low back pain change our healthcare landscape forever. Physicians have updated how they treat low back pain. Here are a few reasons why medications aren’t recommended for low back pain.

  • It’s estimated that 100,000 people are hospitalized each year from NSAID related complications.
  • Each day, it’s estimated that 100 people pass away as a result of opioid overdoses.

Leading healthcare organizations have taken note and now recommend that movement-based care options, such as chiropractic, are explored for most low back issues before medications.

The added benefit? Most people who explore chiropractic care take far fewer medications than those who don’t.

Why? Because it works.

The care that chiropractors deliver ranks at the top of nearly every list!

Medications are designed to mask the pain, not fix the problem.

Receiving a complete and comprehensive evaluation is the first step towards finding relief.

After discovering the cause of your pain, chiropractors will work with you to craft a care plan that will help you not only reduce your pain so you can reach your health goals.

If you or someone you know is struggling with low back pain, it’s a smart decision to call a chiropractor near you today.

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