Chiropractic More Effective than Drugs for Back Pain

Don't Choose Drugs for Back Pain

Here in our Harrisburg practice, Dr. Blake has helped several patients heal from back problems. If you suffer from back pain, you've most likely been tempted to take drugs to decrease the discomfort. You should know that research shows that chiropractic is usually a much healthier choice than drugs when it comes to alleviating this common type of problem.

In a 2013 report published in the journal Spine researchers included 101 men and women who had experienced back pain for more than 48 hours. Each patient was then assigned to one of three groups. The first group, which consisted of 37 people, received chiropractic care and a placebo of the medication diclofenac. The second group of 38 individuals received fake chiropractic treatments and the real drug. The third group of 25 subjects acted as the control as those subjects received sham chiropractic care and also received the placebo, thus having no real treatment at all.

All of the patients who received some type of actual treatment, whether through chiropractic or the NSAID, fared better than the control subjects who had no real therapy. However, when the two active groups were compared to each other, the subjects who received chiropractic had results that were "significantly better" than those who took the medications.

Chiropractic Promotes Natural Healing

Because chiropractic is non-invasive and doesn't use drugs, it helps enhance healing without adverse effects. For example, anti-inflammatory drugs can result in ulcers, high blood pressure, and other serious health issues. Plus, the health benefits of chiropractic care last longer as it's purpose designed to correct 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 Harrisburg office with Dr. Blake today at (717) 657-2561. We'll help relieve 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.

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