Chiropractic Better Than Drugs for Back Pain

Don't Choose Drugs for Back Pain

In our Henderson, Nevada practice, Dr. Russell has helped several people recover from back problems. If you suffer from back pain, you've probably been tempted to take some medications to reduce the discomfort. You should know that research shows that chiropractic is oftentimes a better choice than drugs when it comes to relieving this specific type of pain.

In a 2013 report published in the medical journal Spine researchers included 101 people who had experienced back pain for more than two days. Each person was then designated to one of three groups. The first group, which was made up of 37 individuals, received chiropractic care and a placebo of the NSAID diclofenac. The second group of 38 patients received sham chiropractic adjustments and the real drug. The third group of 25 subjects acted as the control as those subjects engaged in sham chiropractic care and also received the placebo, thus having no real care at all.

All of the patients who received some type of real treatment, whether through chiropractic care or the drug diclofenac, fared better than the control subjects who had no actual therapy. However, when the two active groups were compared to one another, the patients who received chiropractic had results that were "significantly better" than those who took the drug diclofenac.

Chiropractic: Natural Healing

Because chiropractic is non-invasive and involves no use of medication, it helps promote healing without undesirable side effects. For instance, NSAIDs can result in ulcers, heart problems, and other serious health complications. Plus, the health benefits of chiropractic care last longer as it's intended to resolve the source of the spinal interference, not just treat the symptoms.

If you're ready to address your back pain naturally, then chiropractic care is for you. Call and make an appointment in our Henderson, Nevada office with Dr. Russell today at (702) 990-2225. We'll help relieve 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.

February 22, 2016
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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.