A Drug-Free Approach to Back Pain Recovery

Denton, TX chiropractic back pain treatmentChiropractic is based on the concept of allowing your body to heal naturally through spinal adjustments and lifestyle changes that stimulate wellness. For Dr. Steve Eustice, this means working to reestablish your body's healthy functioning to prevent the need for medications or surgical treatments. We see that many of our Denton, TX patients are relieved to find a natural solution for their health conditions.

One benefit of chiropractic is that it helps people minimize or eliminate the use of drug treatments. Prescription medications are oftentimes issued 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 overshadow the advantages when administered 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. Figures supplied by the AAN cite the fact that approximately half of the people taking these types of substances for a period of three months are still taking them five years later. This can further complicate the issue of back pain and recovery, especially if an narcotic addiction arises.

Compare that to chiropractic care which features natural healing and the benefits are crystal clear. While a drug might be helpful at temporarily suppressing the discomfort of a health issue, it's not a long-term solution to the problem. A drug won't mend your injured spine; it will only mask the pain.

Dr. Steve Eustice will first examine you to get to the source of your back problems and then work with you to solve the spinal interference -- without any risky drugs.

If you're ready to get out of pain, naturally, give our Denton, TX office a call at (940) 591-9097 to make an appointment with Dr. Steve Eustice.


  • 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
July 15, 2019
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