In our Henderson, NV office, Dr. Russell and Dr. Janda has helped countless patients recover from back problems. If you are dealing with back pain, you've probably been tempted to take some medications to reduce the discomfort. You should know that research indicates that chiropractic care is often a better approach than drugs when it comes to relieving this common type of pain.
In a 2013 report published in the journal Spine experts included 101 people who had experienced back pain for more than 48 hours. Each patient 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 sham chiropractic adjustments and the actual drug. The third group of 25 individuals acted as the control as those individuals received sham chiropractic care and also received the placebo, thus having no real treatment whatsoever.
All of the participants who received some type of real treatment, whether through chiropractic or the drug diclofenac, fared better than the control patients who had no real therapy. However, when the two active groups were compared to one another, the people who received chiropractic care had results that were "significantly better" than those who took the drug.
Because chiropractic is non-invasive and involves no use of medication, it helps enhance 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 last longer as it's designed to correct the source of the spinal interference, not just treat the symptoms.
If you're ready to get help for your back pain naturally, then chiropractic care is for you. 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 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.