Here in our Nashville office, Sweeney Chiropractic has helped several people recover from back problems. If you suffer from back pain, you've probably been tempted to take drugs to reduce the pain. You should know that studies have shown that chiropractic care is usually a much healthier choice than drugs when it comes to relieving this common type of pain.
In a 2013 study published in the journal Spine researchers included 101 subjects who had experienced back pain for at least two days. Each individual was then designated to one of three groups. The first group, which consisted of 37 people, received chiropractic care and a placebo of the drug diclofenac. The second group of 38 patients received fake chiropractic adjustments and the real drug. The third group of 25 individuals 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 treatment, whether through chiropractic care or the drug diclofenac, fared better than the control patients who had no real care. However, when the two active groups were compared to each other, the people who received chiropractic had improvements that were "significantly better" than those who took the drug.
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 last longer as it's designed to resolve the source of the spinal interference, not just treat the symptoms.
If you're ready to get help for your back pain naturally, then chiropractic is for you. Make an appointment in our Nashville office with Sweeney Chiropractic today at (615) 331-7040. 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.