Chiropractic More Effective than Drugs for Back Pain

Don't Choose Drugs for Back Pain

Here in our Jacksonville, FL practice, Dr. Michael Chanatry has helped many people heal from back pain. If you are dealing with back pain, you've probably been tempted to take some medications to relieve the discomfort. You should recognize that studies have shown that chiropractic care is oftentimes a much healthier approach than drugs when it comes to alleviating this common type of problem.

In a 2013 study published in the journal Spine researchers included 101 subjects who had suffered back pain for at least two days. Each one was then designated to one of three groups. The first group, which consisted of 37 people, received chiropractic care and a placebo of the drug diclofenac. The second group of 38 participants received fake chiropractic adjustments and the genuine drug. The third group of 25 people acted as the control as those individuals received sham chiropractic care and also received the placebo, thus having no real care whatsoever.

Both of the groups that received some form of treatment, whether through chiropractic or the drug diclofenac, fared better than the control patients who had no actual care. However, when the two active groups were compared to each other, the people who received chiropractic adjustments had improvements that were "significantly better" than those who took the medications.

Chiropractic Promotes Natural Healing

Because chiropractic is non-invasive and involves no use of medication, it helps enhance healing without negative side effects. For instance, NSAIDs can result in ulcers, heart problems, and other serious health concerns. Plus, the health benefits of chiropractic last longer as it's purpose designed to resolve 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 Jacksonville, FL office with Dr. Michael Chanatry today at (904) 743-6700. 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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