It’s been said that lower back pain is very equal opportunity. Of course, this means that tens of millions of people from all walks of life — from truckers and steel workers to stock brokers, nurses, teachers, and more — experience it at some point in their lives. Unfortunately, the worst cases can be positively debilitating.

“You’d be a really uncommon person never to have had an episode of back pain,” Chris Maher, a health researcher at the University of Sydney, told NPR.

Now there’s a completely new twist — or, according to some, an actual opportunity.

There’s no doubt that the country is in the middle of an enormous opioid abuse crisis. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has pushed physicians to dramatically curtail prescribing opioids in order to avoid encouraging their use and potential abuse. Many state governments are also creating laws to heavily regulate when and how these drugs can be prescribed. Sadly, many people sufferer from such high levels of pain are now finding themselves looking for alternative treatments rather than turning to the potentially addictive — and sometimes lethal — prescription painkillers.

One favorite alternative? Chiropractic care. This drug-free method of treating issues such as back pain has been praised for its”emphasis on your body’s innate healing wisdoms.”

When you visit them , you will find that doctors of chiropractic are well-trained and highly educated. They will use a variety of hands-on techniques to help enhance flexibility, muscle strength, and range of motion. A skilled chiropractor will also walk you through each step of your treatment so that you will better understand the why and how of what she or he is doing to help you feel better.

Given chiropractic’s constantly growing popularity, most insurance and health plans now cover its use, notes the Foundation for Chiropractic Progress’ Dr. Sherry McAllister.

If you are looking for a pill-free way to help address your pain, then it’s time to consider visiting a Chiropractor. Chiropractic care can help to ease your discomfort while offering a treatment method that won’t leave you addicted. For more information on how chiropractic care can help address your pain-related issues, give us a call today.