Chiropractic More Effective than Drugs for Back Pain

Chiropractic More Effective than Drugs for Back Pain

Here in our Henderson, NV office, Dr. Russell and Dr. Janda has helped countless patients heal from back problems. If you are struggling with back pain, you've probably been tempted to take drugs to relieve the discomfort. You should understand that studies have shown that chiropractic care is oftentimes a better choice 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 individuals who had suffered 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 patients, received chiropractic treatment and a placebo of the non-steroidal, anti-inflammatory drug diclofenac. The second group of 38 participants received fake chiropractic adjustments and the actual drug. The third group of 25 individuals served as the control as those subjects engaged in sham chiropractic care and also received the placebo, thus having no real treatment at all.

Both of the groups that received some type of real treatment, whether through chiropractic or the NSAID, fared better than the control subjects who had no actual 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.

Chiropractic: Natural Healing

Because chiropractic is non-invasive and doesn't use drugs, it helps promote healing without negative side effects. For instance, anti-inflammatory drugs can result in ulcers, hypertension, and other serious health issues. Plus, the health benefits of chiropractic care 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. Make an appointment in our Henderson, NV office with Dr. Russell and Dr. Janda 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.

October 07, 2019
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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.