Hauppauge, Long Island chiropractic back pain treatmentChiropractic is centered on the principle of allowing your body to naturally heal through spinal adjustments and lifestyle changes that stimulate overall health. For Dr. Cohen, this means working hard to restore your body's healthy functioning to prevent the need for drugs or surgical treatments. We find that most of our Hauppauge, Long Island patients are pleased to find a natural approach for their health problems.

One benefit of chiropractic care is that it helps people decrease or eliminate the use of narcotics. Prescription medications are commonly supplied to individuals who have back pain. This is such a serious crisis that the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) issued a report stating that opioid (painkiller) dangers outweigh the benefits when prescribed for back pain.

Some of the most well-known opiates, according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, include hydrocodone (Vicodin), oxycodone (OxyContin and Percocet), morphine, and codeine. Figures supplied by the AAN mention the fact that roughly 50% of the patients taking these drugs for a period of three months are still on them five years later. This can further complicate the difficulty of back pain and recovery, particularly if an narcotic addiction occurs.

Compare that to chiropractic which features natural healing and the advantages are evident. While a medication might be helpful at temporarily reducing the symptoms of a health problem, it's not a solution to the problem. Drugs don't mend your damaged back; it will only conceal the pain.

Dr. Cohen will first examine you to get to the source of your back pain and then work with you to correct the problem -- without any risky medications.

If you're ready for relief, naturally, give our Hauppauge, Long Island office a call at (631) 360-7999 to make an appointment with Dr. Cohen.


  • 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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