In our Prescott office, Weary Chiropractic Clinic has helped countless people heal from back pain. If you are suffering from back pain, you've most likely been tempted to take drugs to decrease the pain. You should know that research shows that chiropractic is often a much healthier choice than drugs when it comes to alleviating this specific type of problem.
In a 2013 report published in the medical journal Spine experts included 101 people who had experienced back pain for more than two days. Each person was then assigned to one of three groups. The first group, which consisted of 37 patients, received chiropractic treatment and a placebo of the medication diclofenac. The second group of 38 patients received sham chiropractic adjustments and the actual drug. The third group of 25 people served as the control as those individuals engaged in sham chiropractic and also received the placebo, thus having no real treatment at all.
Both of the groups that received some type of actual treatment, whether through chiropractic or the medication, fared better than the control patients 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 medications.
Because chiropractic care is non-invasive and involves no use of medication, it helps enhance healing without adverse effects. For example, NSAIDs can result in ulcers, heart problems, and other serious health complications. Plus, the health benefits of chiropractic care last longer as it's designed to resolve the source of the problem, not just treat the signs and symptoms.
If you're ready to address your back pain naturally, then chiropractic care is for you. Make an appointment in our Prescott office with Weary Chiropractic Clinic today at (928) 778-2227. We'll help relieve 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.