Here in our Estero, Bonita Springs practice, Dr. Green has helped countless people heal from back problems. If you are struggling with back pain, you've probably been tempted to take drugs to reduce the discomfort. You should understand that studies have shown that chiropractic care is often a better approach than drugs when it comes to alleviating this particular type of pain.
In a 2013 report published in the journal Spine researchers included 101 people who had experienced back pain for more than two days. Each individual was then assigned to one of three groups. The first group, which was made up of 37 patients, received chiropractic treatment and a placebo of the drug diclofenac. The second group of 38 patients received sham chiropractic adjustments and the genuine drug. The third group of 25 individuals acted as the control as those subjects received sham chiropractic care and also received the placebo, thus having no real care whatsoever.
All of the subjects who received some type of real treatment, whether through chiropractic or the medication, fared better than the control subjects who had no actual care. However, when the two active groups were compared to one another, the people who received chiropractic adjustments had improvements that were "significantly better" than those who took the drug.
Because chiropractic is non-invasive and involves no use of medication, it helps promote healing without undesirable side effects. For example, NSAIDs 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 problem, not just treat the signs and symptoms.
If you're ready to address your back pain naturally, then chiropractic care is for you. Schedule an appointment in our Estero, Bonita Springs office with Dr. Green today at (239) 495-1166. We'll help improve 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.