Chiropractic Treatment: The Natural Approach to Back Pain

Yakima Chiropractic Therapy Better Than Drugs for Back Pain

Chiropractic is centered on the philosophy of enabling your body to naturally heal through spinal adjustments and lifestyle changes that encourage overall health. For Dr. Covington, this means working to restore your body's normal performance to prevent the need for drugs or surgical treatments. We find that most of our Yakima patients are pleased to find a natural solution for their health conditions.

One advantage of chiropractic adjustments is that it helps people minimize or even eliminate the use of drugs. Prescription medications are oftentimes issued to people who have back problems. This is such a serious concern that the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) issued a report stating that opioid (painkiller) dangers outweigh the advantages when prescribed 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. Figures provided by the AAN mention the fact that roughly half of the people taking these drugs for a period of three months are still taking them five years later. This can further complicate the issue of back pain and recovery, especially if an opiate dependency occurs.

Contrast that to chiropractic which features natural healing and the advantages are obvious. While a medication might be helpful at briefly reducing the symptoms of a health issue, it's not a solution to the problem. Drugs can't mend your injured spine; it will only mask the pain.

How Can Chiropractic Treatment Help You?

Dr. Covington will first examine you to get to the root of your back problems and then work with you to eliminate the problem -- without any risky medications.

If you're ready for relief of your pain, naturally, give our Yakima office a call at (509) 895-7535 to make an appointment with Dr. Covington.


  • 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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