Chiropractic Better Than Drugs for Back Pain
In our Tallahassee, FL practice, Florida Wellness & Rehabilitation Centers has helped countless people 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 indicates that chiropractic is often a much healthier choice than drugs when it comes to alleviating this common type of problem.
In a 2013 report published in the medical journal Spine experts included 101 people who had experienced back pain for at least 48 hours. Each person was then assigned to one of three groups. The first group, which was made up of 37 patients, received chiropractic care and a placebo of the non-steroidal, anti-inflammatory drug diclofenac. The second group of 38 patients received sham chiropractic treatments and the real drug. The third group of 25 subjects served as the control as those individuals engaged in sham chiropractic and also received the placebo, thus having no real care whatsoever.
Both of the groups that received some type of treatment, whether through chiropractic or the NSAID, fared better than the control patients who had no actual treatment. However, when the two active groups were compared to each other, the subjects who received chiropractic had improvements that were "significantly better" than those who took the drug.
Chiropractic Promotes Natural Healing
Because chiropractic care is non-invasive and doesn't use drugs, it helps promote healing without adverse effects. For example, anti-inflammatory drugs can result in ulcers, high blood pressure, and other serious health issues. Plus, the health benefits of chiropractic care last longer as it's purpose designed 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. Schedule an appointment in our Tallahassee, FL office with Florida Wellness & Rehabilitation Centers today at (305) 246-0056. We'll help improve 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.