Chiropractic Better Than Drugs for Back Pain
Here in our Redondo Beach practice, Dr. Kaden has helped many people heal from back pain. If you suffer from back pain, you’ve most likely been tempted to take some medications to relieve the discomfort. You should recognize that research shows that chiropractic care is often a much healthier choice than drugs when it comes to alleviating this particular type of problem.
In a 2013 report published in the journal Spine researchers included 101 subjects who had experienced back pain for at least two days. Each one was then designated to one of three groups. The first group, which consisted of 37 individuals, received chiropractic treatment and a placebo of the NSAID diclofenac. The second group of 38 patients received sham chiropractic treatments and the real drug. The third group of 25 individuals served as the control as those subjects engaged in sham chiropractic 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 care or the drug diclofenac, fared better than the control group who had no actual treatment. However, when the two active groups were compared to one another, the people who received chiropractic had results that were “significantly better” than those who took the drug.
Natural Healing with Chiropractic Care
Because chiropractic care is non-invasive and doesn’t use drugs, it helps enhance healing without undesirable side effects. For instance, NSAIDs can result in ulcers, heart problems, and other serious health issues. Plus, the benefits of chiropractic last longer as it’s purpose designed 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 is for you. Make an appointment in our Redondo Beach office with Dr. Kaden today at (310) 251-0862. We’ll help improve 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.