Here in our Tulsa office, Alliance Chiropractic has helped countless people recover from back problems. If you are struggling with back pain, you've most likely been tempted to take some medications to relieve the pain. You should recognize that research shows that chiropractic care is often a better choice than drugs when it comes to relieving this specific type of problem.
In a 2013 study published in the journal Spine researchers included 101 men and women who had suffered back pain for more than two days. Each patient was then assigned to one of three groups. The first group, which was made up of 37 individuals, received chiropractic treatment and a placebo of the drug diclofenac. The second group of 38 patients received fake chiropractic adjustments and the genuine drug. The third group of 25 subjects served as the control as those individuals received sham chiropractic and also received the placebo, thus having no real care whatsoever.
Both of the groups that received some form of treatment, whether through chiropractic or the NSAID, fared better than the control patients who had no real treatment. However, when the two active groups were compared to one another, the subjects who received chiropractic care had results that were "significantly better" than those who took the medications.
Because chiropractic care is non-invasive and doesn't use drugs, it helps promote healing without adverse effects. For instance, anti-inflammatory drugs can result in ulcers, high blood pressure, and other serious health concerns. Plus, the benefits of chiropractic care last longer as it's purpose designed to resolve the source of the problem, 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 Tulsa office with Alliance Chiropractic today at (918) 832-7880. 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.