Don't Choose Drugs for Back Pain

Don't Choose Drugs for Back Pain

Don't Choose Drugs for Back Pain

In our Henderson practice, Dr. Russell has helped countless people recover from back pain. If you suffer from back pain, you've probably been tempted to take drugs to reduce the discomfort. You should know that research shows that chiropractic care is often a better alternative than drugs when it comes to relieving this common type of pain.

In a 2013 report published in the medical journal Spine experts included 101 subjects who had suffered back pain for more than two days. Each one was then designated to one of three groups. The first group, which was made up of 37 people, received chiropractic treatment and a placebo of the medication diclofenac. The second group of 38 individuals received fake chiropractic treatments and the real drug. The third group of 25 subjects served as the control as those subjects engaged in sham chiropractic and also received the placebo, thus having no real care whatsoever.

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

Chiropractic Promotes Natural Healing

Because chiropractic care is non-invasive and doesn't use drugs, it helps enhance healing without adverse effects. For instance, anti-inflammatory drugs can result in ulcers, hypertension, and other serious health complications. Plus, the benefits of chiropractic 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 address your back pain naturally, then chiropractic is for you. Make an appointment in our Henderson office with Dr. Russell today at (702) 990-2225. We'll help ease your back pain 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.

March 07, 2022
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At Advanced Spine & Rehabilitation, based in Henderson and Las Vegas Nevada, we strive to go beyond the expected to deliver the most positive patient encounter possible. Chiropractic care brings relief to patients who have previously been living in pain, without the harmful effects of drugs or surgery. Our Henderson chiropractors can explain how chiropractic can add years to your life and life to your years.