Parkland, FL chiropractic back pain treatmentChiropractic is based on the philosophy of enabling your body to heal naturally through spinal adjustments and lifestyle changes that encourage overall health. For Dr. Neil Scharf, this means working hard to reestablish your body's healthy functioning to avoid the need for drugs or surgery. We see that most of our Parkland, FL patients are pleased to find a natural solution for their health conditions.

One benefit of chiropractic care is that it helps people reduce or even eliminate the use of drug treatments. Medications are frequently issued to patients who have back soreness. This is such a serious problem that the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) issued a news release stating that opioid (painkiller) risks outweigh the benefits when administered for back pain.

Some of the most well-known narcotics, according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, include hydrocodone (Vicodin), oxycodone (OxyContin and Percocet), morphine, and codeine. Data offered by the AAN mention the fact that approximately 50% of the patients taking these drugs for a period of three months are still on them five years down the road. This can further complicate the problem of back pain and healing, especially if an opiate addiction occurs.

Compare that to chiropractic care which incorporates natural healing and the benefits are clear. While a pill might be useful at briefly relieving the discomfort 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.

Dr. Neil Scharf will first examine you to get to the root of your back problems and then work with you to correct the spinal interference -- without any risky drugs.

If you're ready for relief of your pain, naturally, give our Parkland, FL office a call at (954) 227-0088 to make an appointment with Dr. Neil Scharf.


  • 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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