Chiropractic More Effective than Drugs for Back Pain

Chiropractic Better Than Drugs for Back Pain

In our Philadelphia office, Bridesburg Spine and Injury Clinic has helped many patients heal from back problems. If you are struggling with back pain, you've probably been tempted to take drugs to reduce the pain. You should recognize that research indicates that chiropractic is oftentimes a much healthier alternative than drugs when it comes to alleviating this specific type of pain.

In a 2013 report published in the medical journal Spine experts included 101 people who had suffered back pain for more than two days. Each person was then designated to one of three groups. The first group, which consisted of 37 people, received chiropractic care and a placebo of the NSAID diclofenac. The second group of 38 participants received fake chiropractic adjustments and the genuine drug. The third group of 25 subjects acted as the control as those individuals received sham chiropractic and also received the placebo, thus having no real care at all.

Both of the groups that received some form of treatment, whether through chiropractic 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 patients who received chiropractic had improvements that were "significantly better" than those who took the medications.

Chiropractic Promotes Natural Healing

Because chiropractic is non-invasive and involves no use of medication, it helps enhance healing without undesirable side effects. For example, anti-inflammatory drugs can result in ulcers, high blood pressure, and other serious health complications. Plus, the health benefits of chiropractic care last longer as it's designed 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 is for you. Make an appointment in our Philadelphia office with Bridesburg Spine and Injury Clinic today at (215) 743-5330. We'll help ease your back problems in a healthy way!

References

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.

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