In our Nashville practice, Sweeney Chiropractic has helped several people heal from back problems. If you suffer from back pain, you've probably been tempted to take some medications to decrease the pain. You should understand that research indicates that chiropractic is oftentimes a much healthier alternative than drugs when it comes to relieving this common type of pain.
In a 2013 study published in the medical journal Spine researchers included 101 people who had suffered back pain for more than two days. Each one was then assigned to one of three groups. The first group, which consisted of 37 people, received chiropractic treatment and a placebo of the NSAID diclofenac. The second group of 38 participants received fake chiropractic treatments and the real drug. The third group of 25 subjects acted as the control as those individuals engaged in sham chiropractic care and also received the placebo, thus having no real treatment at all.
Both of the groups that received some form of actual treatment, whether through chiropractic care or the medication, fared better than the control patients who had no real treatment. However, when the two active groups were compared to each other, the patients who received chiropractic care had results that were "significantly better" than those who took the drug diclofenac.
Because chiropractic care 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, high blood pressure, and other serious health complications. Plus, the benefits of chiropractic care 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 care is for you. Call and make an appointment in our Nashville office with Sweeney Chiropractic today at (615) 331-7040. 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.