Chiropractic a Safer, More Effective Alternative than Opioids


In a June press release, the American Chiropractic Association explains that they are encouraged by the recent healthcare reform bill. More specifically, the bill addresses the current opioid epidemic that exists in the U.S. The chiropractic industry hopes that there will be a great deal of focus placed on combating opioid abuse, as well as encouraging alternatives to the over- prescribing of pain medications.  


Dangers of Opioid Addiction

Unfortunately, our country has settled for dealing with chronic pain in a dangerous manner. Back pain has actually been identified as one of the main reasons why primary physicians prescribe opioids in the first place. However, as revealed in a 2016 review in the Journal of the American Medical Association, these drugs are basically ineffective for treating chronic low back pain.

Chiropractic, on the other hand, offers a non-drug, non-invasive approach to chronic pain management. Treatments may consist of anything from spinal manipulation and stretching to massage and exercise. Though they’re often regarded as conservative approaches, chiropractic techniques can be extremely effective and are back by centuries of research. A combination of active self-care, as well as complementary and integrative strategies, may provide a solution for those dealing with long-term pain.

The Most Trusted Chiropractor in Clemmons

Williams Chiropractic in North Carolina isn’t your typical wellness center. Our staff pairs friendly, personalized service with breakthrough, award-winning technology. When everything comes together, our patients reap the benefits of a pain-free lifestyle. Keep in mind that chiropractic doesn’t just revolve around back pain treatment. Rather, we take a whole-body approach when it comes to wellness. At our wellness clinic, we treat back pain, neck pain, headaches (including migraines), sciatica, fibromyalgia, herniated and bulging discs, and more.

What sets us apart from other chiropractic clinics? Well, we are proud to be one of the few chiropractors in the state to use the Pro-Adjuster and the DRX 9000. These powerful tools can take on even the most difficult cases with great success.


As Dr. Williams reports, “Spinal decompression therapy is a major advancement in the treatment of back pain because it has proven to have lasting results. Most patients I see have tried everything from medication to surgery. Thanks to this technology, I am able to help patients quickly without any risks or complications.” How does the DRX9000 work? Treatment is completely pain-free and most patients fall asleep during their 30-minute session. Just minutes after being on the machine, patients usually report a resolution of pain.

Pro Adjuster

You could be dealing with a spine that’s too rigid. If that’s the case, you may be a candidate for the Pro-Adjuster in our clinic. The pro-Adjuster increases the mobility of the spinal segments by reducing or enabling motion in the abnormal areas. Patients who try the Pro-Adjuster are always amazed that something so gentle and comfortable can have such a substantial impact on the spine.

If you’re sick and tired of doctors prescribing powerful opioids for your pain, it’s time to give chiropractic a shot. Request your appointment today from Forsyth County’s most trusted chiropractor.

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