A Drug-Free Approach to Back Pain Recovery

Great Falls, MT chiropractic back pain treatmentChiropractic is based on the approach of allowing your body to heal naturally through spinal adjustments and lifestyle changes that encourage overall health. For Dr. Six, this means working hard to restore your body's normal performance to avoid the need for medications or surgery. We find that most of our Great Falls, MT patients are relieved to find a natural answer for their health problems.

One advantage of chiropractic is that it helps people reduce or even eliminate the use of drugs. Prescriptions are oftentimes issued to individuals who have back problems. This is such a significant crisis that the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) issued a report stating that opioid (painkiller) dangers outweigh the benefits when administered for back pain.

Some of the most popular narcotics, according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, include hydrocodone (Vicodin), oxycodone (OxyContin and Percocet), morphine, and codeine. Numbers presented by the AAN mention the fact that approximately half of the patients taking these drugs for a period of three months are still dependent on them five years later. This can further complicate the difficulty of back pain and recovery, especially if an narcotic addiction arises.

Compare that to chiropractic which involves natural healing and the benefits are obvious. While a medication might be useful at briefly suppressing the discomfort of a health issue, it's not a long-term solution to the problem. Drugs don't mend your damaged spine; it will only cover up the pain.

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

If you're ready for relief of your pain, naturally, give our Great Falls, MT office a call at (406) 452-6929 to make an appointment with Dr. Six.


  • 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. Dr. Tim Six is a chiropractor serving Great Falls and the surrounding area. Our chiropractor and the rest of the welcoming team at Six Chiropractic Center are committed to providing chiropractic solutions to address your unique needs, whether you are experiencing back pain, neck pain, headaches, or even muscular tightness and tension.