Jacksonville and Fleming Island Natural Approaches to Back Pain with Chiropractic Care

Chiropractic is based on the philosophy of enabling your body to heal naturally through spinal adjustments and lifestyle changes that stimulate overall health. For Dr. Fritz, this involves working to restore your body's normal functioning to prevent the need for drugs or surgical treatments. We see that most of our Jacksonville and Fleming Island patients are pleased to find a natural solution for their health conditions.

One advantage of chiropractic care is that it helps people minimize or eliminate the use of drug treatments. Prescription medications are frequently issued to patients who have back pain. This is such a serious crisis that the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) issued a news release stating that opioid (painkiller) risks overshadow the benefits when administered for back pain.

Some of the most common narcotics, according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, include hydrocodone (Vicodin), oxycodone (OxyContin and Percocet), morphine, and codeine. Numbers supplied by the AAN mention the fact that approximately half of the patients taking these drugs for a period of three months are still taking them five years down the road. This can further complicate the issue of back pain and recovery, particularly if an narcotic addiction arises.

Compare that to chiropractic which engages natural healing and the benefits are crystal clear. While a drug might be helpful at temporarily relieving the symptoms of a health condition, it's not a solution to the problem. A drug won't mend your injured spine; it will only conceal the pain.

How Can Chiropractic Treatment Help You?

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

If you're ready for pain relief, naturally, give our Jacksonville and Fleming Island office a call at (904) 425-9060 to make an appointment with Dr. Fritz.


  • 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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