Here in our Charlotte, NC office, ChiroWerx has helped several patients heal from back problems. If you suffer from back pain, you've probably been tempted to take drugs to decrease the pain. You should recognize that research shows that chiropractic is often a much healthier alternative than drugs when it comes to alleviating this common type of issue.
In a study published in the journal Spine experts included 101 people who had experienced back pain for more than 48 hours. Each individual was then assigned to one of three groups. The first group, which was made up of 37 people, received chiropractic treatment and a placebo of the NSAID diclofenac. The second group of 38 participants received sham chiropractic adjustments and the real drug. The third group of 25 subjects served as the control as those individuals received sham chiropractic and also received the placebo, thus having no real treatment whatsoever.
All of the participants who received some form of actual treatment, whether through chiropractic or the NSAID, fared better than the control group who had no real treatment. However, when the two active groups were compared to one another, the patients who received chiropractic adjustments had improvements that were "significantly better" than those who took the drug diclofenac.
Because chiropractic care is non-invasive and involves no use of medication, it helps promote healing without unwanted side effects. For instance, anti-inflammatory drugs can result in ulcers, high blood pressure, and other serious health complications. Plus, the benefits of chiropractic care last longer as it's designed to correct the source of the spinal interference, not just treat the signs and symptoms.
If you're ready to get help for your back pain naturally, then chiropractic is for you. Schedule an appointment in our Charlotte, NC office with ChiroWerx today at (980) 201-9484. We'll help ease 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.