In our Gadsden, AL office, Gadsden Family Chiropractic has helped many people heal from back pain. If you are dealing with back pain, you've most likely been tempted to take drugs to decrease the pain. You should recognize that research indicates that chiropractic is oftentimes a much healthier alternative than drugs when it comes to relieving this particular type of problem.
In a 2013 report published in the journal Spine researchers included 101 individuals who had experienced back pain for at least two days. Each one 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 NSAID diclofenac. The second group of 38 patients received sham chiropractic treatments and the real drug. The third group of 25 individuals acted as the control as those subjects received sham chiropractic and also received the placebo, thus having no real care whatsoever.
All of the people who received some form of real treatment, whether through chiropractic care or the NSAID, fared better than the control group who had no actual therapy. However, when the two active groups were compared to one another, the people who received chiropractic adjustments had results that were "significantly better" than those who took the drug.
Because chiropractic is non-invasive and doesn't use drugs, it helps enhance healing without unwanted side effects. For instance, anti-inflammatory drugs can result in ulcers, heart problems, and other serious health complications. Plus, the benefits of chiropractic 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 is for you. Call and make an appointment in our Gadsden, AL office with Gadsden Family Chiropractic today at (256) 543-3033. We'll help ease 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.