Don't Choose Drugs for Back Pain

Chiropractic More Effective than Drugs for Back Pain

In our South Buffalo office, Dr. John Nowak has helped countless people recover from back problems. If you suffer from back pain, you've most likely been tempted to take drugs to decrease the pain. You should know that studies have shown that chiropractic is often a much healthier choice than drugs when it comes to relieving this particular type of problem.

In a 2013 study published in the medical journal Spine experts included 101 men and women who had suffered back pain for more than 48 hours. Each one was then assigned to one of three groups. The first group, which was made up of 37 patients, received chiropractic care and a placebo of the NSAID diclofenac. The second group of 38 individuals received sham chiropractic adjustments and the genuine drug. The third group of 25 subjects served as the control as those individuals received sham chiropractic and also received the placebo, thus having no real care at all.

All of the subjects who received some form of actual treatment, whether through chiropractic or the NSAID, 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 results that were "significantly better" than those who took the drug.

Chiropractic: Natural Healing

Because chiropractic care is non-invasive and involves no use of medication, it helps promote healing without unwanted side effects. For example, NSAIDs can result in ulcers, heart problems, and other serious health complications. Plus, the health benefits of chiropractic last longer as it's designed to resolve the source of the spinal interference, not just treat the symptoms.

If you're ready to get help for your back pain naturally, then chiropractic care is for you. Make an appointment in our South Buffalo office with Dr. John Nowak today at (716) 825-4121. We'll help improve your back pain in a healthy way!

References

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.

Posted Under
Tags