In our Depew office, Dr. Palmer has helped countless people recover from back problems. If you are suffering from back pain, you've most likely been tempted to take some medications to reduce the discomfort. You should recognize that research shows that chiropractic care is oftentimes a better alternative than drugs when it comes to relieving this common type of pain.
In a 2013 report published in the medical journal Spine researchers included 101 men and women who had suffered back pain for more than 48 hours. Each individual was then designated to one of three groups. The first group, which was made up of 37 individuals, received chiropractic treatment and a placebo of the medication diclofenac. The second group of 38 patients received sham chiropractic adjustments and the genuine drug. The third group of 25 individuals served as the control as those subjects engaged in sham chiropractic and also received the placebo, thus having no real treatment whatsoever.
All of the participants who received some form of treatment, whether through chiropractic care or the NSAID, fared better than the control subjects who had no actual care. However, when the two active groups were compared to each other, the people who received chiropractic care had results that were "significantly better" than those who took the drug.
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, high blood pressure, and other serious health issues. Plus, the benefits of chiropractic care last longer as it's purpose designed to resolve the source of the problem, not just treat the symptoms.
If you're ready to address your back pain naturally, then chiropractic care is for you. Make an appointment in our Depew office with Dr. Palmer today at (716) 668-2225. 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.