In our Prescott practice, Weary Chiropractic Clinic has helped many patients heal from back problems. If you are dealing with back pain, you've most likely been tempted to take drugs to reduce the pain. You should know that research indicates that chiropractic care is often a better alternative than drugs when it comes to alleviating this specific type of problem.
In a 2013 report published in the journal Spine researchers included 101 individuals who had experienced back pain for more than 48 hours. Each patient was then designated to one of three groups. The first group, which consisted of 37 people, received chiropractic care and a placebo of the non-steroidal, anti-inflammatory drug diclofenac. The second group of 38 participants received fake chiropractic treatments and the real drug. The third group of 25 people served as the control as those individuals received sham chiropractic care and also received the placebo, thus having no real care at all.
All of the people who received some type of real treatment, whether through chiropractic or the medication, fared better than the control group who had no real treatment. However, when the two active groups were compared to one another, the patients who received chiropractic care had results that were "significantly better" than those who took the drug diclofenac.
Because chiropractic care is non-invasive and doesn't use drugs, it helps enhance healing without adverse effects. For instance, anti-inflammatory drugs can result in ulcers, high blood pressure, and other serious health issues. Plus, the benefits of chiropractic last longer as it's intended to resolve the source of the problem, 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 Prescott office with Weary Chiropractic Clinic today at (928) 778-2227. We'll help relieve your back pain 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.