Here in our Buffalo practice, Buffalo Family Chiropractic Wellness, P. C. has helped several patients recover from back pain. If you are suffering from back pain, you've probably been tempted to take drugs to relieve the pain. You should know that research shows that chiropractic care is oftentimes a better choice than drugs when it comes to alleviating this particular type of pain.
In a report published in the medical journal Spine researchers included 101 subjects who had experienced back pain for at least 48 hours. Each one was then assigned to one of three groups. The first group, which was made up of 37 people, received chiropractic care and a placebo of the medication diclofenac. The second group of 38 patients received sham chiropractic treatments and the genuine drug. The third group of 25 people served as the control as those individuals engaged in sham chiropractic care and also received the placebo, thus having no real treatment whatsoever.
Both of the groups that received some form of treatment, whether through chiropractic or the drug diclofenac, fared better than the control group who had no actual care. However, when the two active groups were compared to each other, the subjects who received chiropractic care had results that were "significantly better" than those who took the medications.
Because chiropractic is non-invasive and involves no use of medication, it helps promote healing without negative side effects. For example, NSAIDs can result in ulcers, heart problems, and other serious health issues. Plus, the benefits of chiropractic care last longer as it's intended to resolve the source of the spinal interference, not just treat the symptoms.
If you're ready to address your back pain naturally, then chiropractic is for you. Call and make an appointment in our Buffalo office with Buffalo Family Chiropractic Wellness, P. C. today at (716) 854-1563. 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.