In our Gadsden, AL office, Gadsden Family Chiropractic has helped several patients recover from back pain. If you are struggling with back pain, you've probably been tempted to take some medications to relieve the discomfort. You should know that research indicates that chiropractic care is often a much healthier approach than drugs when it comes to alleviating this specific type of problem.
In a 2013 study published in the journal Spine experts included 101 people who had suffered back pain for at least two days. Each person was then designated to one of three groups. The first group, which was made up of 37 people, received chiropractic care and a placebo of the non-steroidal, anti-inflammatory drug diclofenac. The second group of 38 participants received sham chiropractic treatments and the genuine drug. The third group of 25 subjects acted as the control as those individuals received sham chiropractic and also received the placebo, thus having no real care at all.
Both of the groups that received some type of actual treatment, whether through chiropractic or the medication, fared better than the control patients who had no real treatment. However, when the two active groups were compared to one another, the people who received chiropractic had improvements that were "significantly better" than those who took the drug diclofenac.
Because chiropractic is non-invasive and doesn't use drugs, it helps promote healing without undesirable side effects. For example, anti-inflammatory drugs can result in ulcers, high blood pressure, and other serious health issues. Plus, the health benefits of chiropractic last longer as it's designed to resolve the source of the problem, not just treat the symptoms.
If you're ready to address your back pain naturally, then chiropractic care is for you. Schedule an appointment in our Gadsden, AL office with Gadsden Family Chiropractic today at (256) 543-3033. 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.