Here in our Estero, Bonita Springs clinic, Dr. Green has helped many people heal from back problems. If you are dealing with back pain, you've most likely been tempted to take drugs to relieve the discomfort. You should recognize that studies have shown that chiropractic is often a better choice than drugs when it comes to alleviating this common type of issue.
In a report published in the medical journal Spine researchers included 101 individuals who had experienced back pain for more than two days. Each one 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 non-steroidal, anti-inflammatory drug diclofenac. The second group of 38 participants received fake chiropractic adjustments and the genuine drug. The third group of 25 people acted as the control as those individuals engaged in sham chiropractic care and also received the placebo, thus having no real treatment whatsoever.
Both of the groups that received some type of real treatment, whether through chiropractic care or the NSAID, fared better than the control patients who had no actual treatment. However, when the two active groups were compared to each other, the subjects who received chiropractic care had results that were "significantly better" than those who took the medications.
Because chiropractic care is non-invasive and doesn't use drugs, it helps enhance healing without unwanted side effects. For instance, anti-inflammatory drugs can result in ulcers, heart problems, and other serious health concerns. 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 is for you. Call and make an appointment in our Estero, Bonita Springs office with Dr. Green today at (239) 495-1166. 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.