In our Depew practice, Dr. Palmer has helped several patients heal from back pain. If you are dealing with back pain, you've probably been tempted to take drugs to relieve the pain. You should understand that research indicates that chiropractic care is oftentimes a much healthier choice than drugs when it comes to relieving this particular type of pain.
In a 2013 report published in the journal Spine researchers included 101 men and women who had suffered back pain for more than two days. Each one was then designated to one of three groups. The first group, which consisted of 37 patients, received chiropractic treatment and a placebo of the drug diclofenac. The second group of 38 individuals received fake chiropractic adjustments and the real 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 care 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 one another, the patients who received chiropractic had improvements that were "significantly better" than those who took the drug diclofenac.
Because chiropractic care is non-invasive and doesn't use drugs, it helps promote healing without unwanted side effects. For instance, anti-inflammatory drugs can result in ulcers, heart problems, and other serious health concerns. Plus, the benefits of chiropractic last longer as it's designed to correct the source of the problem, not just treat the signs and symptoms.
If you're ready to address your back pain naturally, then chiropractic care is for you. Call and 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.