Chiropractic More Effective than Drugs for Back Pain
Chiropractic Better Than Drugs for Back Pain
In our South Buffalo practice, Dr. Nowak has helped several people recover from back problems. If you suffer from back pain, you've probably been tempted to take some medications to decrease the pain. You should understand that research shows that chiropractic care is often a much healthier approach than drugs when it comes to alleviating this particular type of problem.
In a 2013 report published in the journal Spine researchers included 101 individuals who had experienced back pain for at least 48 hours. Each patient was then assigned to one of three groups. The first group, which was made up of 37 people, received chiropractic treatment and a placebo of the NSAID diclofenac. The second group of 38 individuals received sham chiropractic adjustments and the real drug. The third group of 25 individuals acted as the control as those subjects received sham chiropractic and also received the placebo, thus having no real treatment whatsoever.
All of the patients who received some type of actual treatment, whether through chiropractic care or the NSAID, fared better than the control group who had no real therapy. However, when the two active groups were compared to each other, the people who received chiropractic adjustments had results that were "significantly better" than those who took the medications.
Chiropractic Promotes Natural Healing
Because chiropractic care is non-invasive and doesn't use drugs, it helps enhance healing without undesirable side effects. For instance, NSAIDs can result in ulcers, high blood pressure, and other serious health issues. Plus, the health benefits of chiropractic care last longer as it's designed to resolve the source of the spinal interference, not just treat the symptoms.
If you're ready to address your back pain naturally, then chiropractic is for you. Call and make an appointment in our South Buffalo office with Dr. 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.