In our Depew office, Dr. Palmer has helped countless people heal from back problems. If you suffer from back pain, you've probably been tempted to take some medications to decrease the discomfort. You should know that studies have shown that chiropractic care is usually a much healthier approach than drugs when it comes to relieving this particular type of pain.
In a 2013 report published in the medical journal Spine researchers included 101 people who had experienced back pain for at least 48 hours. Each individual was then assigned to one of three groups. The first group, which consisted of 37 individuals, received chiropractic care and a placebo of the NSAID diclofenac. The second group of 38 patients received fake chiropractic treatments and the actual drug. The third group of 25 subjects served as the control as those subjects received sham chiropractic care and also received the placebo, thus having no real care whatsoever.
All of the people who received some form of actual treatment, whether through chiropractic or the NSAID, fared better than the control patients who had no real care. 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 drug diclofenac.
Because chiropractic care is non-invasive and doesn't use drugs, it helps enhance healing without adverse effects. For example, anti-inflammatory drugs can result in ulcers, high blood pressure, and other serious health concerns. Plus, the benefits of chiropractic last longer as it's purpose designed to correct 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. Schedule an appointment in our Depew office with Dr. Palmer today at (716) 668-2225. We'll help ease 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.