Holtsville Chiropractic Therapy Better Than Drugs for Back Pain

Chiropractic is centered on the concept of aiding your body to naturally heal through spinal adjustments and lifestyle changes that stimulate wellness. For Dr. Cohen, this means working hard to reestablish your body's healthy functioning to avoid the need for medications or surgery. We see that many of our Holtsville patients are happy to find a natural approach for their health conditions.

One benefit of chiropractic treatment is that it helps people decrease or eliminate the use of drug treatments. Medications are frequently supplied to individuals who have back soreness. This is such a significant concern that the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) issued a report stating that opioid (painkiller) dangers overshadow the benefits when prescribed 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 provided by the AAN mention the fact that roughly 50% of the patients taking these types of substances for a period of three months are still dependent on them five years later. This can further complicate the issue of back pain and healing, especially if an opiate dependency arises.

Compare that to chiropractic care which features natural healing and the benefits are obvious. While a drug might be useful at temporarily reducing the discomfort of a health problem, it's not a solution to the problem. A drug won't fix your injured spine; it will only cover up the pain.

How Can Chiropractic Care Help You?

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

If you're ready to get out of pain, naturally, give our Holtsville 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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