In our West New York practice, Dr. Marsh has helped several patients heal from back pain. If you suffer from back pain, you've most likely been tempted to take drugs to reduce the discomfort. You should understand that research indicates that chiropractic is usually a much healthier choice than drugs when it comes to relieving this specific type of pain.
In a study published in the medical journal Spine researchers included 101 individuals who had experienced back pain for at least 48 hours. Each individual was then designated to one of three groups. The first group, which was made up of 37 patients, received chiropractic care and a placebo of the non-steroidal, anti-inflammatory drug diclofenac. The second group of 38 individuals received sham chiropractic adjustments and the genuine drug. The third group of 25 people acted as the control as those individuals received sham chiropractic care and also received the placebo, thus having no real care at all.
Both of the groups that received some form of treatment, whether through chiropractic or the medication, fared better than the control subjects who had no real treatment. However, when the two active groups were compared to each other, the people who received chiropractic adjustments had improvements that were "significantly better" than those who took the medications.
Because chiropractic care is non-invasive and involves no use of medication, it helps enhance healing without adverse effects. For example, anti-inflammatory drugs can result in ulcers, hypertension, and other serious health issues. Plus, the benefits of chiropractic last longer as it's purpose designed to correct the source of the problem, not just treat the symptoms.
If you're ready to address your back pain naturally, then chiropractic care is for you. Schedule an appointment in our West New York office with Dr. Marsh today at (201) 869-0830. We'll help relieve your back problems 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.