Here in our Henderson, NV practice, 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 some medications to decrease the pain. You should know that research shows that chiropractic care is usually a much healthier choice than drugs when it comes to alleviating this particular type of problem.
In a 2013 study published in the medical journal Spine researchers included 101 men and women who had experienced back pain for at least 48 hours. Each one was then assigned to one of three groups. The first group, which was made up of 37 individuals, received chiropractic treatment and a placebo of the medication diclofenac. The second group of 38 patients received sham chiropractic adjustments and the real drug. The third group of 25 individuals served as the control as those individuals engaged in sham chiropractic and also received the placebo, thus having no real treatment whatsoever.
All of the patients who received some type of actual treatment, whether through chiropractic or the NSAID, fared better than the control group who had no actual treatment. However, when the two active groups were compared to one another, the patients who received chiropractic had improvements that were "significantly better" than those who took the medications.
Because chiropractic is non-invasive and doesn't use drugs, it helps enhance healing without negative side effects. For example, anti-inflammatory drugs can result in ulcers, hypertension, and other serious health concerns. Plus, the health benefits of chiropractic last longer as it's intended to resolve the source of the spinal interference, not just treat the signs and symptoms.
If you're ready to get help for your back pain naturally, then chiropractic 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.