In our Decatur practice, Dr. Harrison has helped several people recover from back pain. If you are dealing with back pain, you've probably been tempted to take some medications to decrease the pain. You should know that studies have shown that chiropractic care is usually a much healthier approach than drugs when it comes to relieving this common type of pain.
In a study published in the medical journal Spine experts included 101 people who had experienced back pain for at least 48 hours. Each patient was then designated 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 individuals received sham chiropractic adjustments and the genuine drug. The third group of 25 individuals acted as the control as those subjects received sham chiropractic and also received the placebo, thus having no real treatment at all.
All of the subjects who received some type of actual treatment, whether through chiropractic or the drug diclofenac, fared better than the control subjects who had no actual therapy. However, when the two active groups were compared to each other, the subjects who received chiropractic had results that were "significantly better" than those who took the drug diclofenac.
Because chiropractic care is non-invasive and doesn't use drugs, it helps enhance healing without adverse effects. For example, anti-inflammatory drugs can result in ulcers, heart problems, and other serious health concerns. Plus, the 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. Make an appointment in our Decatur office with Dr. Harrison today at (404) 325-2856. 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.