Chiropractic Better Than Drugs for Back Pain

Chiropractic More Effective than Drugs for Back Pain

Here in our Aloha / Beaverton, OR practice, First Choice Chiropractic & Rehabilitation PC has helped countless patients recover from back pain. If you are dealing with back pain, you've most likely been tempted to take drugs to reduce the discomfort. You should understand that research indicates that chiropractic care is often a much healthier alternative than drugs when it comes to relieving this common type of pain.

In a 2013 report published in the medical journal Spine researchers included 101 individuals who had experienced back pain for at least two days. Each individual was then assigned to one of three groups. The first group, which consisted of 37 patients, received chiropractic treatment and a placebo of the drug diclofenac. The second group of 38 patients received sham chiropractic treatments and the actual drug. The third group of 25 individuals served as the control as those subjects received sham chiropractic care and also received the placebo, thus having no real care at all.

Both of the groups that received some form of actual treatment, whether through chiropractic care or the drug diclofenac, fared better than the control subjects who had no real therapy. However, when the two active groups were compared to one another, the patients who received chiropractic care had results that were "significantly better" than those who took the drug diclofenac.

Natural Healing with Chiropractic Care

Because chiropractic care is non-invasive and involves no use of medication, it helps enhance healing without negative side effects. For instance, NSAIDs can result in ulcers, high blood pressure, and other serious health concerns. Plus, the health benefits of chiropractic last longer as it's designed to resolve the source of the spinal interference, not just treat the symptoms.

If you're ready to address your back pain naturally, then chiropractic is for you. Make an appointment in our Aloha / Beaverton, OR office with First Choice Chiropractic & Rehabilitation PC today at (503) 642-2845. We'll help improve 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.

May 21, 2018
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