More than 3/4 of adults in the United States suffer from back pain at some point in their life, and we see many patients in our Beaverton, OR office with this common condition. Sadly, many people don't know that chiropractic is regarded as one of the best and safest ways to treat back disorders.
A 2004 study from Georgia examined 192 patients with low back pain lasting from 2 to 6 weeks. The individuals were split up into three groups: those who received a placebo and sham chiropractic adjustments, those who were given 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 one month study, the doctors found that the sufferers who obtained the real chiropractic adjustments experienced significantly more pain reduction and reduced severity of symptoms when compared to the other groups of people.
Additionally, muscle relaxants have problematic adverse effects that may include sleepiness, dry mouth, and some of them can even result in dependency.
Though a muscle relaxant prescription might momentarily lessen discomfort, it isn't a permanent solution to back problems. In our office in Beaverton, OR , Dr. Bhasin works to get to the core cause for your suffering and uses safe chiropractic adjustments to eliminate the problem in your spine to get you pain-free.
Call our clinic today at (503) 642-2845 for a visit with Dr. Bhasin.
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.