In our Depew office, Dr. Palmer has helped several people recover from back pain. If you are dealing with back pain, you've most likely been tempted to take drugs to relieve the pain. You should recognize that studies have shown that chiropractic care is usually a much healthier approach than drugs when it comes to alleviating this specific type of pain.
In a report published in the medical journal Spine researchers included 101 individuals who had experienced back pain for at least 48 hours. Each patient 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 NSAID diclofenac. The second group of 38 participants received sham chiropractic treatments and the actual drug. The third group of 25 subjects served as the control as those individuals received sham chiropractic care and also received the placebo, thus having no real treatment whatsoever.
All of the people who received some form of real treatment, whether through chiropractic care or the medication, fared better than the control subjects who had no real therapy. However, when the two active groups were compared to one another, the subjects 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 enhance healing without negative side effects. For example, NSAIDs can result in ulcers, heart problems, and other serious health complications. Plus, the benefits of chiropractic 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 get help for your back pain naturally, then chiropractic 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 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.