Don't Choose Drugs for Back Pain

Chiropractic More Effective than Drugs for Back Pain

In our Aloha office, First Choice Chiropractic & Rehab has helped several people recover from back pain. If you suffer from back pain, you've probably been tempted to take drugs to decrease the pain. You should understand that studies have shown that chiropractic is often a better alternative than drugs when it comes to alleviating this particular type of pain.

In a 2013 study published in the journal Spine experts included 101 individuals who had suffered back pain for more than two days. Each patient was then designated to one of three groups. The first group, which was made up of 37 patients, received chiropractic care and a placebo of the NSAID diclofenac. The second group of 38 individuals received sham chiropractic adjustments and the real drug. The third group of 25 individuals 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 actual treatment, whether through chiropractic or the medication, fared better than the control patients who had no real care. However, when the two active groups were compared to each other, the patients who received chiropractic adjustments had improvements that were "significantly better" than those who took the medications.

Natural Healing with Chiropractic

Because chiropractic care is non-invasive and doesn't use drugs, it helps enhance healing without negative side effects. For instance, NSAIDs can result in ulcers, hypertension, and other serious health concerns. Plus, the benefits of chiropractic care 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 address your back pain naturally, then chiropractic is for you. Make an appointment in our Aloha office with First Choice Chiropractic & Rehab 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.

November 10, 2015
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