Here in our Estero, Bonita Springs practice, Chiropractic Care & Rehab Center has helped several people heal from back problems. If you suffer from back pain, you've probably been tempted to take some medications to relieve the discomfort. You should know that research indicates that chiropractic care is oftentimes a much healthier approach than drugs when it comes to relieving this specific type of pain.
In a 2013 study published in the journal Spine researchers included 101 people who had suffered back pain for at least 48 hours. Each patient was then assigned to one of three groups. The first group, which was made up of 37 people, received chiropractic treatment and a placebo of the drug diclofenac. The second group of 38 patients received fake chiropractic adjustments and the actual drug. The third group of 25 people acted as the control as those subjects received sham chiropractic care and also received the placebo, thus having no real treatment whatsoever.
Both of the groups that received some form of treatment, whether through chiropractic care or the drug diclofenac, fared better than the control subjects who had no actual care. However, when the two active groups were compared to each other, the people who received chiropractic adjustments had improvements that were "significantly better" than those who took the drug.
Because chiropractic care is non-invasive and doesn't use drugs, it helps promote healing without undesirable side effects. For example, anti-inflammatory drugs can result in ulcers, high blood pressure, and other serious health complications. Plus, the benefits of chiropractic last longer as it's purpose designed to resolve 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 Estero, Bonita Springs office with Chiropractic Care & Rehab Center today at (239) 495-1166. 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.