Here in our Nashville practice, Sweeney Chiropractic has helped several people recover from back problems. If you are struggling with back pain, you've probably been tempted to take drugs to relieve the pain. You should understand that research shows that chiropractic is oftentimes a better alternative than drugs when it comes to alleviating this common type of issue.
In a study published in the journal Spine researchers included 101 subjects who had suffered back pain for at least 48 hours. Each patient was then assigned to one of three groups. The first group, which consisted of 37 patients, received chiropractic care and a placebo of the NSAID diclofenac. The second group of 38 patients received fake chiropractic adjustments and the genuine drug. The third group of 25 people served as the control as those individuals received sham chiropractic care and also received the placebo, thus having no real treatment whatsoever.
All of the participants who received some type of treatment, whether through chiropractic care or the drug diclofenac, fared better than the control patients who had no real therapy. However, when the two active groups were compared to each other, the subjects who received chiropractic adjustments had results that were "significantly better" than those who took the drug diclofenac.
Because chiropractic care is non-invasive and doesn't use drugs, it helps promote healing without unwanted side effects. For instance, anti-inflammatory drugs can result in ulcers, high blood pressure, and other serious health concerns. Plus, the benefits of chiropractic last longer as it's intended to correct the source of the spinal interference, not just treat the signs and symptoms.
If you're ready to address 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 improve 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.