Chiropractic is centered on the approach of allowing your body to heal naturally through spinal adjustments and lifestyle changes that promote overall health. For Dr. Valente, this involves working to restore your body's normal performance to prevent the need for drugs or surgery. We see that many of our New York patients are relieved to find a natural solution for their health problems.
One benefit of chiropractic adjustments is that it helps people reduce or eliminate the use of narcotics. Medications are frequently issued to people who have back problems. This is such a serious problem that the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) issued a press release stating that opioid (painkiller) dangers overshadow the advantages when administered for back pain.
Some of the most common narcotics, according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, include hydrocodone (Vicodin), oxycodone (OxyContin and Percocet), morphine, and codeine. Data provided by the AAN cite the fact that about half of the patients taking these types of substances for a period of three months are still taking them five years down the road. This can further complicate the problem of back pain and healing, especially if an narcotic dependency arises.
Contrast that to chiropractic which involves natural healing and the advantages are clear. While a medication might be useful at briefly relieving the symptoms of a health issue, it's not a solution to the problem. Drugs can't mend your injured back; it will only mask the pain.
Dr. Valente will first examine you to get to the origin of your back pain and then work with you to correct the spinal interference -- without any risky medications.
If you're ready for relief, naturally, give our New York office a call at (917) 338-7917 to make an appointment with Dr. Valente.