In our Harrisburg practice, Blake Chiropractic & Rehabilitation has helped many patients recover from back pain. If you suffer from back pain, you've probably been tempted to take some medications to reduce the pain. You should recognize that research indicates that chiropractic is usually a better choice than drugs when it comes to relieving this particular type of pain.
In a 2013 study published in the journal Spine researchers included 101 subjects who had experienced back pain for at least two days. 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 NSAID diclofenac. The second group of 38 individuals received sham chiropractic adjustments and the actual drug. The third group of 25 subjects acted as the control as those subjects engaged in sham chiropractic care and also received the placebo, thus having no real care at all.
All of the patients who received some form of treatment, whether through chiropractic care or the drug diclofenac, fared better than the control patients who had no actual treatment. However, when the two active groups were compared to each other, the people who received chiropractic care had results that were "significantly better" than those who took the drug.
Because chiropractic care is non-invasive and doesn't use drugs, it helps enhance healing without unwanted side effects. For example, NSAIDs can result in ulcers, heart problems, and other serious health issues. Plus, the benefits of chiropractic care last longer as it's intended to correct the source of the problem, not just treat the symptoms.
If you're ready to get help for your back pain naturally, then chiropractic is for you. Schedule an appointment in our Harrisburg office with Blake Chiropractic & Rehabilitation today at (717) 657-2561. We'll help improve 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.