Chiropractic Superior To Medication for Back Pain
More than 3/4 of adults in the US are afflicted by back pain at some point in their lifetime, and we see many people in our Tulsa, OK office with this common condition. Sadly, many folks don't know that chiropractic is thought to be one of the very best and safest ways to treat back conditions.
A 2004 study from Georgia looked at 192 patients with low back pain lasting from 2 to 6 weeks. The subjects were divided into 3 groups: those who received a placebo and sham chiropractic adjustments, those who were given a muscle relaxant and sham chiropractic adjustments, and those who received 7 real chiropractic adjustments over the course of the study.
At the conclusion of the 30 day study, the researchers discovered that the patients who received the real chiropractic adjustments reported substantially more pain reduction and reduced severity of symptoms when compared to the other test groups.
Additionally, muscle relaxants have problematic complications that may include drowsiness, dry mouth, and some of them can even result in dependency.
Though a muscle relaxant prescription might momentarily reduce symptoms, it isn't a permanent remedy for back ache. In our clinic in Tulsa, OK, Dr. Bogan works to get to the underlying reason behind your suffering and uses safe chiropractic adjustments to resolve the problem in your spine to get you out of pain.
Call our clinic now at (918) 832-7880 for a visit with Dr. Bogan.
Hoiriis KT, Pfleger B, McDuffie FC, et al. A randomized clinical trial comparing chiropractic adjustments to muscle relaxants for subacute low back pain. Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics 2004;27:388-398.