Don't Choose Drugs for Back Pain

Don't Choose Drugs for Back Pain

In our Tallahassee, FL practice, Florida Wellness & Rehabilitation Centers has helped countless patients recover from back pain. If you suffer from back pain, you've most likely been tempted to take some medications to reduce the pain. You should understand that research shows that chiropractic care is often a better choice than drugs when it comes to alleviating this particular type of problem.

In a 2013 report published in the medical journal Spine experts included 101 men and women who had suffered back pain for at least 48 hours. Each patient was then assigned 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 adjustments and the real drug. The third group of 25 people acted as the control as those individuals engaged in sham chiropractic care and also received the placebo, thus having no real treatment whatsoever.

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

Natural Healing with Chiropractic Care

Because chiropractic is non-invasive and involves no use of medication, it helps enhance healing without undesirable side effects. For example, anti-inflammatory drugs can result in ulcers, heart problems, and other serious health complications. Plus, the health benefits of chiropractic last longer as it's purpose designed to resolve the source of the problem, not just treat the symptoms.

If you're ready to get help for your back pain naturally, then chiropractic care is for you. Call and make an appointment in our Tallahassee, FL office with Florida Wellness & Rehabilitation Centers today at (305) 246-0056. We'll help ease 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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