Chiropractic More Effective than Drugs for Back Pain
Here in our Fleming Island office, Select Health and Wellness has helped several people heal from back pain. If you are suffering from back pain, you've most likely been tempted to take some medications to reduce the pain. You should recognize that research shows that chiropractic is usually a much healthier choice than drugs when it comes to alleviating this common type of pain.
In a 2013 study published in the journal Spine researchers included 101 individuals who had experienced back pain for more than 48 hours. Each one was then designated to one of three groups. The first group, which consisted of 37 people, received chiropractic care and a placebo of the non-steroidal, anti-inflammatory drug diclofenac. The second group of 38 participants received sham chiropractic adjustments and the actual drug. The third group of 25 individuals served as the control as those individuals engaged in sham chiropractic care and also received the placebo, thus having no real care whatsoever.
Both of the groups that received some type of treatment, whether through chiropractic or the medication, fared better than the control subjects who had no actual care. However, when the two active groups were compared to one another, the subjects who received chiropractic care had improvements that were "significantly better" than those who took the drug diclofenac.
Natural Healing with Chiropractic
Because chiropractic care is non-invasive and doesn't use drugs, it helps promote healing without undesirable side effects. For example, anti-inflammatory drugs can result in ulcers, heart problems, and other serious health complications. Plus, the benefits of chiropractic last longer as it's intended to correct the source of the spinal interference, not just treat the signs and symptoms.
If you're ready to get help for your back pain naturally, then chiropractic care is for you. Call and make an appointment in our Fleming Island office with Select Health and Wellness today at (904) 425-9060. We'll help relieve your back problems in a healthy way!
von Heymann WJ, Schloemer P, Timm J, Muehlbauer B. Spinal high-velocity low amplitude manipulation in acute nonspecific low back pain: a double-blind randomized controlled trial in comparison with diclofenac and placebo. Spine 2013;38(7):540-548.