Chiropractic: The Natural Approach to Back Pain

Tucson chiropractic back pain treatmentChiropractic is based on the principle of enabling your body to heal naturally through spinal adjustments and lifestyle changes that promote wellness. For Dr. Conlee, this involves working to restore your body's natural functioning to avoid the need for medications or surgery. We notice that many of our Tucson patients are relieved to find a natural approach for their health conditions.

One advantage of chiropractic is that it helps people reduce or even eliminate the use of drug treatments. Prescription medications are frequently issued to patients who have back soreness. This is such a serious crisis that the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) issued a news release 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. Data provided by the AAN mention the fact that about half of the people taking these types of substances for a period of three months are still taking them five years down the road. This can further complicate the issue of back pain and recovery, especially if an narcotic addiction occurs.

Contrast that to chiropractic which engages natural healing and the benefits are clear. While a medication might be helpful at temporarily relieving the discomfort of a health condition, it's not a solution to the problem. A drug won't fix your damaged back; it will only cover up the pain.

Dr. Conlee 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 drugs.

If you're ready for relief, naturally, give our Tucson office a call at (520) 322-6161 to make an appointment with Dr. Conlee.


  • 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
August 02, 2021

Dr. Conlee

Winterhaven Health Center in Tucson, Arizona provides quality care to patients through the expertise of Dr. Nathan S. Conlee. Tucson Chiropractor Dr. Conlee is a Chiropractic Physician and Executive Director of Winterhaven Health Center providing Functional Neurology, Chiropractic, acupuncture, physiotherapy, massage, nutrition, herbal, homeopathic, Chinese remedies, low level laser therapy, KT-tape, and more.