Chiropractic Better Than Drugs for Back Pain

Chiropractic Better Than Drugs for Back Pain

Here in our Henderson, NV office, Dr. Russell and Dr. Janda has helped many people heal from back pain. If you are dealing with back pain, you've probably been tempted to take drugs to relieve the pain. You should recognize that research indicates that chiropractic is usually a much healthier alternative than drugs when it comes to relieving this common 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 48 hours. Each individual 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 medication diclofenac. The second group of 38 individuals received sham chiropractic treatments and the actual drug. The third group of 25 people served as the control as those individuals received sham chiropractic and also received the placebo, thus having no real treatment whatsoever.

Both of the groups that received some form of real treatment, whether through chiropractic or the NSAID, fared better than the control group who had no real therapy. However, when the two active groups were compared to one another, the subjects who received chiropractic had improvements that were "significantly better" than those who took the drug diclofenac.

Natural Healing with Chiropractic

Because chiropractic care is non-invasive and involves no use of medication, it helps promote healing without undesirable side effects. For example, anti-inflammatory drugs can result in ulcers, heart problems, and other serious health issues. Plus, the health benefits of chiropractic last longer as it's designed to correct 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, NV office with Dr. Russell and Dr. Janda 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.

May 22, 2017
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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.