Here in our Nashville practice, Sweeney Chiropractic has helped several patients heal from back pain. If you are dealing with back pain, you've probably been tempted to take some medications to decrease the discomfort. You should recognize that studies have shown that chiropractic care is often a much healthier approach than drugs when it comes to relieving this particular type of pain.
In a 2013 report published in the journal Spine experts included 101 subjects who had experienced back pain for more than two days. Each one was then assigned to one of three groups. The first group, which was made up of 37 patients, received chiropractic treatment and a placebo of the drug diclofenac. The second group of 38 individuals received sham chiropractic treatments and the actual drug. The third group of 25 subjects served as the control as those subjects received sham chiropractic care and also received the placebo, thus having no real treatment whatsoever.
All of the people who received some form of real treatment, whether through chiropractic care or the NSAID, fared better than the control group who had no actual therapy. However, when the two active groups were compared to one another, the people who received chiropractic care had results that were "significantly better" than those who took the drug.
Because chiropractic care is non-invasive and involves no use of medication, it helps enhance healing without negative side effects. For example, NSAIDs can result in ulcers, heart problems, and other serious health issues. Plus, the 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 ease 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.