Chiropractic: The Natural Approach to Back Pain

Massillon, OH chiropractic back pain treatmentChiropractic is centered on the concept of allowing your body to heal naturally through spinal adjustments and lifestyle changes that encourage wellness. For Drs. Ken Haycock & Tim Vierheller, this means working to reestablish your body's healthy functioning to prevent the need for drugs or surgery. We notice that many of our Massillon, OH patients are pleased to find a natural approach for their health conditions.

One benefit of chiropractic care is that it helps people minimize or even eliminate the use of drugs. Prescription medications are oftentimes supplied to patients who have back soreness. This is such a significant concern that the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) issued a news release stating that opioid (painkiller) dangers outweigh the benefits when prescribed for back pain.

Some of the most popular opiates, according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, include hydrocodone (Vicodin), oxycodone (OxyContin and Percocet), morphine, and codeine. Statistics presented by the AAN mention the fact that roughly 50% of the people taking these drugs for a period of three months are still taking them five years later. This can further complicate the problem of back pain and recovery, especially if an opiate dependency arises.

Compare that to chiropractic which features natural healing and the advantages are obvious. While a drug might be useful at briefly suppressing the discomfort of a health condition, it's not a solution to the problem. Drugs don't mend your injured back; it will only cover up the pain.

Drs. Ken Haycock & Tim Vierheller will first examine you to get to the origin of your back problems and then work with you to solve the problem -- without the need for risky drugs.

If you're ready for relief, naturally, give our Massillon, OH office a call at (330) 833-2085 to make an appointment with Drs. Ken Haycock & Tim Vierheller.


  • Risk of opioids outweigh benefits for headache, low back pain, other conditions. American Academy of Neurology;September 29, 2014.
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