Selden and Coram, NY chiropractic back pain treatmentChiropractic is centered on the approach of allowing your body to heal naturally through spinal adjustments and lifestyle changes that stimulate wellness. For Dr. BenEliyahu, this involves working to restore your body's natural functioning to prevent the need for drugs or surgical treatments. We find that most of our Selden and Coram, NY patients are happy to find a natural solution for their health issues.

One benefit of chiropractic is that it helps people decrease or even eliminate the use of drug treatments. Prescriptions are commonly supplied to individuals who have back problems. This is such a significant crisis that the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) issued a press release stating that opioid (painkiller) risks outweigh the advantages 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. Statistics supplied by the AAN cite the fact that approximately half of the patients taking these drugs for a period of three months are still dependent on them five years down the road. 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 evident. While a medication might be useful at briefly suppressing the symptoms of a health problem, it's not a solution to the problem. Drugs don't fix your injured back; it will only cover up the pain.

Dr. BenEliyahu will first examine you to get to the root of your back problems and then work with you to address the problem -- without risky drugs.

If you're ready for relief of your pain, naturally, give our Selden and Coram, NY office a call at (631) 736-4414 to make an appointment with Dr. BenEliyahu.


  • 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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