Fleming Island chiropractic back pain treatmentChiropractic is centered on the approach of allowing your body to naturally heal through spinal adjustments and lifestyle changes that promote overall health. For Select Health and Wellness, this involves working hard to restore your body's healthy functioning to avoid the need for medications or surgical treatments. We find that many of our Fleming Island patients are pleased to find a natural answer for their health issues.

One benefit of chiropractic care is that it helps people decrease or eliminate the use of drug treatments. Prescription medications are oftentimes issued to people who have back problems. This is such a serious problem that the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) issued a news release stating that opioid (painkiller) risks overshadow the advantages when prescribed for back pain.

Some of the most well-known opiates, according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, include hydrocodone (Vicodin), oxycodone (OxyContin and Percocet), morphine, and codeine. Data provided by the AAN mention the fact that approximately 50% of the people taking these types of substances for a period of three months are still dependent on them five years later. This can further complicate the difficulty of back pain and healing, especially if an narcotic addiction arises.

Compare that to chiropractic care which involves natural healing and the benefits are clear. While a medication might be helpful at briefly reducing the symptoms of a health condition, it's not a long-term solution to the problem. A drug won't mend your damaged back; it will only cover up the pain.

Select Health and Wellness will first examine you to get to the origin of your back pain and then work with you to solve the spinal interference -- without the need for risky medications.

If you're ready for relief of your pain, naturally, give our Fleming Island office a call at (904) 425-9060 to make an appointment with Select Health and Wellness.


  • 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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