Don't Choose Drugs for Back Pain

Chiropractic Better Than Drugs for Back Pain

Here in our Nashville office, Sweeney Chiropractic has helped countless patients heal from back pain. If you are struggling with back pain, you've probably been tempted to take drugs to decrease the discomfort. You should understand that research indicates that chiropractic care is often a much healthier alternative than drugs when it comes to relieving this particular type of problem.

In a 2013 study published in the medical journal Spine researchers included 101 subjects who had suffered back pain for more than two days. 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 medication diclofenac. The second group of 38 patients received sham chiropractic adjustments and the real drug. The third group of 25 people served as the control as those subjects 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 drug diclofenac, fared better than the control patients who had no real treatment. However, when the two active groups were compared to one another, the patients who received chiropractic had results that were "significantly better" than those who took the medications.

Natural Healing with Chiropractic

Because chiropractic care is non-invasive and involves no use of medication, it helps enhance healing without unwanted side effects. For instance, anti-inflammatory drugs can result in ulcers, hypertension, and other serious health complications. Plus, the benefits of chiropractic care last longer as it's designed to correct the source of the spinal interference, not just treat the signs and 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!

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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