A Drug-Free Approach to Back Pain Recovery

Port Coquitlam chiropractic back pain treatmentChiropractic is centered on the approach of aiding your body to naturally heal through spinal adjustments and lifestyle changes that encourage wellness. For Northside Chiropractic, this involves working to restore your body's normal functioning to avoid the need for drugs or surgery. We notice that most of our Port Coquitlam patients are relieved to find a natural solution for their health conditions.

One advantage of chiropractic is that it helps people minimize or eliminate the use of drugs. Medications are frequently supplied to patients who have back soreness. This is such a serious problem that the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) issued a press release stating that opioid (painkiller) risks outweigh the benefits when prescribed for back pain.

Some of the most popular opiates, according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, include hydrocodone (Vicodin), oxycodone (OxyContin and Percocet), morphine, and codeine. Data offered by the AAN cite the fact that approximately 50% of the people taking these types of substances for a period of three months are still taking them five years down the road. This can further complicate the problem of back pain and healing, particularly if an narcotic dependency occurs.

Compare that to chiropractic which incorporates natural healing and the benefits are clear. While a pill might be useful at temporarily suppressing the symptoms of a health condition, it's not a solution to the problem. A drug won't mend your damaged back; it will only conceal the pain.

Northside Chiropractic will first examine you to get to the origin of your back problems and then work with you to address the problem -- without any risky medications.

If you're ready for relief, 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.