Anchorage Chiropractic Care Better Than Drugs for Back Pain

Chiropractic is based on the philosophy of aiding your body to heal naturally through spinal adjustments and lifestyle changes that encourage wellness. For Mulholland Chiropractic Center, LLC, this involves working hard to reestablish your body's normal performance to prevent the need for drugs or surgery. We find that many of our Anchorage patients are happy to find a natural approach for their health problems.

One advantage of chiropractic treatment is that it helps people minimize or even eliminate the use of drug treatments. Prescription medications are commonly issued to people who have back soreness. This is such a significant crisis that the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) issued a news release stating that opioid (painkiller) dangers outweigh the advantages when administered 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 provided by the AAN cite the fact that roughly 50% 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 recovery, especially if an narcotic dependency arises.

Compare that to chiropractic care which features natural healing and the benefits are evident. While a drug might be helpful at temporarily suppressing the symptoms of a health issue, it's not a solution to the problem. Drugs don't mend your damaged back; it will only mask the pain.

How Can Chiropractic Therapy Help You?

Mulholland Chiropractic Center, LLC will first examine you to get to the source of your back pain and then work with you to eliminate the spinal interference -- without risky drugs.

If you're ready to get out of pain, naturally, give our Anchorage office a call at (907) 770-5700 to make an appointment with Mulholland Chiropractic Center, LLC.


  • 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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