Chiropractic Care Better Than Medication for Back Problems

More than 3/4 of adults in the United States suffer from back problems at some point in their life time, and we see many sufferers in our Bonita Springs, FL office with this common condition. Unfortunately, many men and women don't know that chiropractic care is understood to be one of the very best and safest ways to treat back conditions.

A 2004 study from Georgia examined 192 patients with low back pain lasting from several weeks. The subjects were divided into 3 groups: those who received a placebo and sham chiropractic adjustments, those who received a muscle relaxant and sham chiropractic adjustments, and those who received 7 real chiropractic adjustments over the duration of the research study.

At the completion of the 4-week study, the doctors found that the sufferers who received the real chiropractic adjustments documented significantly more pain reduction and reduced severity of symptoms in contrast to the other groups of people.

Additionally, muscle relaxants have problematic reactions that include sleepiness, dry mouth, and many of them can even result in drug dependency.

While a muscle relaxant drug might momentarily lessen symptoms, it isn't a long-term remedy for back discomfort. In our office in Bonita Springs, FL, Dr. Green works to get to the core reasons behind your pain and uses safe chiropractic adjustments to eliminate the problem in your spine to get you pain-free.

Call our office today at (239) 495-1166 for a visit with Dr. Green.

Hoiriis KT, Pfleger B, McDuffie FC, et al. A randomized clinical trial comparing chiropractic adjustments to muscle relaxants for subacute low back pain. Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics 2004;27:388-398.