Chiropractic Care: The Natural Approach to Back Pain

Avoid Drugs with Chiropractic Care for Back Pain in Alpharetta

Chiropractic is centered on the concept of helping your body to heal naturally through spinal adjustments and lifestyle changes that encourage wellness. For Dr. Berklich, this involves working to restore your body's normal performance to prevent the need for drugs or surgical treatments. We find that most of our Alpharetta patients are relieved to find a natural solution for their health problems.

One advantage of chiropractic treatment is that it helps people decrease or even eliminate the use of drugs. Medications are oftentimes issued to people who have back problems. This is such a significant crisis that the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) issued a news release stating that opioid (painkiller) dangers overshadow the advantages when administered for back pain.

Some of the most popular narcotics, according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, include hydrocodone (Vicodin), oxycodone (OxyContin and Percocet), morphine, and codeine. Data presented by the AAN cite the fact that roughly 50% 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 difficulty of back pain and healing, especially if an narcotic addiction arises.

Contrast that to chiropractic which involves natural healing and the benefits are crystal clear. While a pill might be helpful at briefly suppressing the symptoms of a health issue, it's not a long-term solution to the problem. A drug won't fix your damaged back; it will only conceal the pain.

How Can Chiropractic Care Help You?

Dr. Berklich will first examine you to get to the origin of your back problems and then work with you to address the problem -- without risky drugs.

If you're ready for relief, naturally, give our Alpharetta office a call at (770) 475-2225 to make an appointment with Dr. Berklich.


  • 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
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