Here in our Parma office, Baker Chiropractic Wellness Center has helped countless patients recover from back problems. If you are dealing with back pain, you've probably been tempted to take drugs to decrease the pain. You should know that research shows that chiropractic is oftentimes a better alternative than drugs when it comes to alleviating this common type of problem.
In a 2013 report published in the journal Spine researchers included 101 people who had experienced back pain for more than two days. Each patient was then assigned to one of three groups. The first group, which was made up of 37 patients, received chiropractic treatment and a placebo of the NSAID diclofenac. The second group of 38 patients received fake chiropractic adjustments and the genuine drug. The third group of 25 people served as the control as those individuals engaged in sham chiropractic care and also received the placebo, thus having no real treatment at all.
All of the participants who received some form of real treatment, whether through chiropractic care or the NSAID, fared better than the control patients who had no actual care. However, when the two active groups were compared to one another, the patients who received chiropractic adjustments had results that were "significantly better" than those who took the drug.
Because chiropractic care 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, heart problems, and other serious health concerns. Plus, the health benefits of chiropractic last longer as it's intended to resolve the source of the spinal interference, not just treat the signs and symptoms.
If you're ready to address your back pain naturally, then chiropractic care is for you. Schedule an appointment in our Parma office with Baker Chiropractic Wellness Center today at (440) 888-6979. 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.