A Natural Approach to Back Pain

Stacy Chiropractic Care Better Than Drugs for Back Pain

Chiropractic is centered on the concept of enabling your body to naturally heal through spinal adjustments and lifestyle changes that stimulate wellness. For Dr. Ulvin, this involves working to reestablish your body's normal functioning to avoid the need for drugs or surgery. We notice that most of our Stacy patients are pleased to find a natural solution for their health problems.

One benefit of chiropractic treatment is that it helps people decrease or eliminate the use of drugs. Prescriptions are frequently issued to patients who have back pain. This is such a serious concern that the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) issued a news release stating that opioid (painkiller) risks outweigh the advantages when administered for back pain.

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

Contrast that to chiropractic which involves natural healing and the benefits are evident. While a medication might be helpful at briefly suppressing the discomfort of a health issue, it's not a solution to the problem. Drugs can't mend your damaged back; it will only cover up the pain.

How Can Chiropractic Care Help You?

Dr. Ulvin will first examine you to get to the source of your back problems and then work with you to eliminate the spinal interference -- without the need for risky medications.

If you're ready for pain relief, naturally, give our Stacy office a call at (651) 462-3243 to make an appointment with Dr. Ulvin.


  • 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. Stacy Chiropractic in Stacy, MN provides quality care to patients through the expertise of Dr. Andrew Ulvin.