Don't Choose Drugs for Back Pain

Chiropractic Better Than Drugs for Back Pain

In our Henderson, NV office, Dr. Russell and Dr. Janda has helped many patients recover from back problems. If you are struggling with back pain, you've probably been tempted to take drugs to decrease the discomfort. You should recognize that research indicates that chiropractic is usually a better approach than drugs when it comes to alleviating this common type of problem.

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

All of the participants who received some type of treatment, whether through chiropractic care 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 care had results that were "significantly better" than those who took the drug diclofenac.

Chiropractic: Natural Healing

Because chiropractic care 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 issues. 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 address your back pain naturally, then chiropractic care is for you. Schedule 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.

April 16, 2018
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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.