Chiropractic More Effective than Drugs for Back Pain
Chiropractic Better Than Drugs for Back Pain
In our South Buffalo practice, Dr. John Nowak has helped countless patients recover from back pain. If you suffer from back pain, you've most likely been tempted to take some medications to decrease the pain. You should understand that studies have shown that chiropractic is often a better alternative than drugs when it comes to alleviating 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 at least 48 hours. Each patient was then designated to one of three groups. The first group, which was made up of 37 patients, received chiropractic care and a placebo of the non-steroidal, anti-inflammatory drug diclofenac. The second group of 38 participants received fake chiropractic treatments and the genuine drug. The third group of 25 individuals acted as the control as those subjects engaged in sham chiropractic care and also received the placebo, thus having no real treatment whatsoever.
All of the subjects who received some form of treatment, whether through chiropractic or the medication, fared better than the control group who had no real therapy. However, when the two active groups were compared to one another, the people who received chiropractic had improvements that were "significantly better" than those who took the drug diclofenac.
Chiropractic Promotes Natural Healing
Because chiropractic is non-invasive and doesn't use drugs, it helps enhance healing without adverse effects. For instance, NSAIDs can result in ulcers, high blood pressure, and other serious health concerns. Plus, the health benefits of chiropractic care last longer as it's purpose designed to correct the source of the spinal interference, not just treat the signs and symptoms.
If you're ready to address your back pain naturally, then chiropractic care is for you. Schedule an appointment in our South Buffalo office with Dr. John Nowak today at (716) 825-4121. We'll help relieve your back pain 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.