More than 75% of people in the US suffer with back pain at some point in their life, and we treat patients in our Fleming Island, FL office for this common problem. Sadly, many people don't know that chiropractic care is regarded as one of the most effective and safest methods to treat back pain and injury.
A 2004 study from Georgia looked at 192 patients with low back pain lasting for several weeks. The subjects were divided into 3 groups: those who received a placebo and sham chiropractic adjustments, those who received a muscle relaxant and sham chiropractic adjustments, and those who received 7 real chiropractic adjustments over the duration of the research study.
At the conclusion of the one month study, the doctors found that the sufferers who got the real chiropractic adjustments experienced substantially more pain reduction and reduced severity of symptoms in contrast to the other test groups.
In addition, muscle relaxants have serious side effects that may include drowsiness, dry mouth, and a number can even lead to addiction.
While a muscle relaxant drug might temporarily reduce discomfort, it isn't a long-term treatment for back problems. In our clinic in Fleming Island, FL, Dr. Jon Paul Fritz works to get to the organic cause of your pain and uses safe chiropractic adjustments to resolve the problem in your spine to get you out of pain.
Call our clinic now at (904) 425-9060 for an appointment with Dr. Jon Paul Fritz!
Hoiriis KT, Pfleger B, McDuffie FC, et al. A randomized clinical trial comparing chiropractic adjustments to muscle relaxants for subacute low back pain. Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics 2004;27:388-398.