Chiropractic & Osteopathic Treatments are More Effective than Drugs for Back Pain

In our West New York office, Dr. Marsh has helped countless patients recover from back problems. If you are dealing with back pain, you've most likely been tempted to take drugs to decrease the discomfort. You should know that studies have shown that chiropractic care and osteopathic treatments are oftentimes a better approach than drugs when it comes to relieving this common type of problem.

In a 2013 study published in the journal Spine experts included 101 people who had experienced back pain for at least two days. Each one was then designated to one of three groups. The first group, which was made up of 37 individuals, received chiropractic treatment and a placebo of the medication diclofenac. The second group of 38 participants received fake chiropractic treatments and the actual drug. The third group of 25 people acted as the control as those subjects engaged in sham chiropractic and also received the placebo, thus having no real care at all.

Both of the groups that received some type of real treatment, whether through chiropractic care or the NSAID, fared better than the control group who had no real therapy. However, when the two active groups were compared to one another, the people who received chiropractic adjustments had results that were "significantly better" than those who took the drug diclofenac.

Chiropractic: Natural Healing

Because chiropractic is non-invasive and involves no use of medication, it helps promote healing without unwanted side effects. For example, anti-inflammatory drugs can result in ulcers, heart problems, and other serious health complications. Plus, the benefits of chiropractic last longer as it's designed 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. Call and make an appointment in our West New York office with Dr. Marsh today at (201) 869-0830. We'll help relieve your back pain 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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