In our Jacksonville office, Chanatry Chiropractic has helped countless patients recover from back pain. If you are suffering from back pain, you've probably been tempted to take some medications to decrease the pain. You should recognize that research indicates that chiropractic care is oftentimes a better alternative than drugs when it comes to relieving this particular type of problem.
In a study published in the journal Spine researchers included 101 men and women who had suffered back pain for at least 48 hours. Each patient was then designated to one of three groups. The first group, which consisted of 37 individuals, received chiropractic care and a placebo of the drug diclofenac. The second group of 38 individuals received fake chiropractic treatments and the real drug. The third group of 25 people served as the control as those individuals engaged in sham chiropractic care and also received the placebo, thus having no real treatment whatsoever.
Both of the groups that received some type of actual treatment, whether through chiropractic or the drug diclofenac, fared better than the control subjects who had no actual treatment. However, when the two active groups were compared to each other, the patients who received chiropractic adjustments had results that were "significantly better" than those who took the medications.
Because chiropractic care is non-invasive and involves no use of medication, it helps promote healing without undesirable side effects. For instance, NSAIDs can result in ulcers, hypertension, and other serious health issues. Plus, the benefits of chiropractic care last longer as it's purpose designed to resolve the source of the problem, not just treat the signs and symptoms.
If you're ready to get help for your back pain naturally, then chiropractic is for you. Make an appointment in our Jacksonville office with Chanatry Chiropractic today at (904) 743-6700. We'll help relieve 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.