A Drug-Free Approach to Back Pain Recovery

Port Coquitlam chiropractic back pain treatmentChiropractic is based on the principle of allowing your body to heal naturally through spinal adjustments and lifestyle changes that stimulate overall health. For Northside Chiropractic, this involves working hard to restore your body's healthy performance to prevent the need for drugs or surgical treatments. We find that many of our Port Coquitlam patients are happy to find a natural approach for their health conditions.

One benefit of chiropractic care is that it helps people reduce or eliminate the use of narcotics. Medications are frequently issued to patients who have back problems. This is such a serious crisis that the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) issued a press release stating that opioid (painkiller) risks outweigh 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 provided by the AAN cite the fact that roughly half of the people taking these types of substances for a period of three months are still on them five years later. This can further complicate the problem of back pain and healing, especially if an narcotic addiction occurs.

Contrast that to chiropractic which incorporates natural healing and the advantages are crystal clear. While a drug might be helpful at temporarily suppressing the discomfort of a health issue, it's not a real solution to the problem. A drug won't fix your injured spine; it will only conceal the pain.

Northside Chiropractic will first examine you to get to the source of your back pain and then work with you to address the spinal interference -- without risky medications.

If you're ready to get out of pain, naturally, give our Port Coquitlam office a call at (604) 941-4596 to make an appointment with Northside Chiropractic.


  • 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
  1. Dr. Eric Olson provides quality chiropractic care to patients in Port Coquitlam, B.C. If you suffer from back pain, neck pain, headache, sciatica or have been in an auto collision, Northside Chiropractic can get you back on the road to health.