Selden and Coram, NY chiropractic back pain treatmentChiropractic is centered on the philosophy of allowing your body to heal naturally through spinal adjustments and lifestyle changes that promote overall health. For Dr. BenEliyahu, this involves working hard to restore your body's normal performance to prevent the need for drugs or surgery. We notice that most of our Selden and Coram, NY patients are relieved to find a natural answer for their health problems.

One benefit of chiropractic care is that it helps people minimize or even eliminate the use of narcotics. Prescription medications are oftentimes issued to patients who have back pain. This is such a significant problem that the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) issued a press release stating that opioid (painkiller) dangers overshadow the benefits when administered for back pain.

Some of the most popular opiates, 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 types of substances for a period of three months are still on them five years later. This can further complicate the problem of back pain and recovery, especially if an narcotic dependency arises.

Compare that to chiropractic which engages natural healing and the benefits are evident. While a medication might be helpful at temporarily suppressing the symptoms of a health problem, it's not a real solution to the problem. A drug won't mend your injured spine; it will only mask the pain.

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

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

References

  • 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
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