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Chiropractic Care Better Than Drugs for Back Pain

Don't Choose Drugs for Back Pain Depew

Don't Choose Drugs for Back Pain

In our Depew office, Dr. Palmer has helped many patients heal from back problems. If you are struggling with back pain, you've probably been tempted to take some medications to relieve the discomfort. You should understand that research indicates that chiropractic care is usually a better approach than drugs when it comes to relieving this specific type of pain.

In a study published in the journal Spine researchers included 101 subjects who had suffered back pain for at least 48 hours. Each person 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 non-steroidal, anti-inflammatory drug diclofenac. The second group of 38 participants received fake chiropractic treatments and the genuine drug. The third group of 25 people acted as the control as those subjects received sham chiropractic and also received the placebo, thus having no real treatment whatsoever.

All of the participants who received some type of real treatment, whether through chiropractic care or the drug diclofenac, fared better than the control subjects who had no actual therapy. However, when the two active groups were compared to each other, the people who received chiropractic had results that were "significantly better" than those who took the drug diclofenac.

Chiropractic: Natural Healing

Because chiropractic care is non-invasive and doesn't use drugs, it helps enhance healing without negative side effects. For example, anti-inflammatory drugs can result in ulcers, heart problems, and other serious health issues. Plus, the benefits of chiropractic last longer as it's intended to correct 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 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!

References

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.

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March 04, 2024
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