Chiropractic More Effective than Drugs for Back Pain

Don't Choose Drugs for Back Pain

Here in our Henderson, NV practice, Dr. Russell and Dr. Janda has helped countless patients recover from back pain. If you are suffering from back pain, you've probably been tempted to take drugs to reduce the pain. You should know that research shows that chiropractic care is usually a better choice than drugs when it comes to alleviating this particular type of pain.

In a 2013 study published in the journal Spine experts included 101 subjects who had suffered back pain for at least 48 hours. Each person was then designated to one of three groups. The first group, which consisted of 37 patients, received chiropractic care and a placebo of the non-steroidal, anti-inflammatory drug diclofenac. The second group of 38 individuals received fake chiropractic adjustments and the actual drug. The third group of 25 people acted as the control as those individuals received sham chiropractic and also received the placebo, thus having no real care at all.

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

Chiropractic Promotes Natural Healing

Because chiropractic is non-invasive and doesn't use drugs, it helps enhance healing without adverse effects. For instance, NSAIDs can result in ulcers, high blood pressure, and other serious health issues. Plus, the health benefits of chiropractic last longer as it's purpose designed to correct the source of the problem, not just treat the signs and symptoms.

If you're ready to get help for 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 18, 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.