Here in our Depew practice, Dr. Palmer has helped countless patients heal from back pain. If you are struggling with back pain, you've probably been tempted to take some medications to relieve the discomfort. You should recognize that research indicates that chiropractic care is usually a better alternative than drugs when it comes to relieving this common type of problem.
In a 2013 report published in the medical journal Spine experts included 101 men and women who had suffered back pain for at least 48 hours. Each person was then designated to one of three groups. The first group, which consisted of 37 patients, received chiropractic treatment and a placebo of the medication diclofenac. The second group of 38 participants received sham chiropractic adjustments and the real drug. The third group of 25 individuals served as the control as those subjects received sham chiropractic and also received the placebo, thus having no real treatment whatsoever.
Both of the groups that received some type of actual treatment, whether through chiropractic or the medication, fared better than the control group who had no actual care. However, when the two active groups were compared to one another, the people who received chiropractic adjustments had improvements that were "significantly better" than those who took the medications.
Because chiropractic care is non-invasive and doesn't use drugs, it helps enhance healing without undesirable side effects. For example, anti-inflammatory drugs can result in ulcers, hypertension, and other serious health issues. Plus, the benefits of chiropractic care last longer as it's intended to resolve 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 is for you. Make an appointment in our Depew office with Dr. Palmer today at (716) 668-2225. We'll help improve 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.