Here in our Depew / Lancaster office, Dr. William Palmer has helped many people heal from back problems. If you are suffering from back pain, you've most likely been tempted to take some medications to decrease the discomfort. You should understand that research indicates that chiropractic is often a better choice than drugs when it comes to alleviating this specific type of pain.
In a 2013 report published in the journal Spine experts included 101 individuals 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 individuals, received chiropractic care and a placebo of the NSAID diclofenac. The second group of 38 individuals received fake chiropractic adjustments and the actual drug. The third group of 25 people acted as the control as those individuals received sham chiropractic and also received the placebo, thus having no real treatment at all.
Both of the groups that received some form of actual treatment, whether through chiropractic care or the drug diclofenac, fared better than the control patients who had no real treatment. However, when the two active groups were compared to each other, the people who received chiropractic care 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 promote healing without unwanted side effects. For instance, NSAIDs can result in ulcers, hypertension, and other serious health concerns. Plus, the benefits of chiropractic care last longer as it's purpose 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 is for you. Schedule an appointment in our Depew / Lancaster office with Dr. William Palmer today at (716) 668-2225. We'll help ease 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.