In our Harrisburg office, Blake Chiropractic & Rehabilitation has helped many people heal from back pain. If you suffer from back pain, you've probably been tempted to take some medications to decrease the discomfort. You should understand that studies have shown that chiropractic care is oftentimes a better alternative than drugs when it comes to relieving this particular type of issue.
In a report published in the medical journal Spine experts included 101 people who had experienced back pain for at least two days. Each person was then assigned to one of three groups. The first group, which consisted of 37 patients, received chiropractic treatment and a placebo of the drug diclofenac. The second group of 38 individuals received fake chiropractic adjustments and the actual drug. The third group of 25 individuals acted as the control as those individuals received sham chiropractic care and also received the placebo, thus having no real treatment whatsoever.
Both of the groups that received some form of real treatment, whether through chiropractic or the drug diclofenac, 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 medications.
Because chiropractic is non-invasive and doesn't use drugs, it helps promote healing without adverse effects. For example, NSAIDs can result in ulcers, heart problems, and other serious health concerns. Plus, the health 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 care is for you. Call and make an appointment in our Harrisburg office with Blake Chiropractic & Rehabilitation today at (717) 657-2561. 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.