A Drug-Free Approach to Back Pain Recovery

Ronkonkoma Natural Approaches to Back Pain with Chiropractic Care

Chiropractic is based on the approach of aiding your body to heal naturally through spinal adjustments and lifestyle changes that encourage wellness. For Dr. Priolo, this means working to reestablish your body's healthy performance to prevent the need for drugs or surgical treatments. We find that most of our Ronkonkoma patients are pleased to find a natural answer for their health problems.

One benefit of chiropractic treatment is that it helps people decrease or eliminate the use of narcotics. Prescription medications are frequently supplied to people who have back pain. This is such a significant concern that the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) issued a press release stating that opioid (painkiller) dangers outweigh the benefits when administered for back pain.

Some of the most common opiates, 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 half of the patients taking these drugs for a period of three months are still dependent on them five years later. This can further complicate the difficulty of back pain and healing, particularly if an opiate dependency occurs.

Contrast that to chiropractic care which features natural healing and the advantages are obvious. While a drug might be helpful at briefly relieving the discomfort of a health issue, it's not a real solution to the problem. Drugs can't fix your injured spine; it will only cover up the pain.

How Can Chiropractic Treatment Help You?

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

If you're ready to get out of pain, naturally, give our Ronkonkoma office a call at (631) 676-6324 to make an appointment with Dr. Priolo.


  • 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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