Here in our Tulsa office, Dr. Bogan has helped several people recover from back problems. If you suffer from back pain, you've most likely been tempted to take some medications to relieve the discomfort. You should know that research indicates that chiropractic is often a much healthier choice than drugs when it comes to relieving this specific type of problem.
In a 2013 study published in the medical journal Spine researchers included 101 people who had experienced back pain for more than 48 hours. Each individual 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 NSAID diclofenac. The second group of 38 participants received fake chiropractic treatments and the actual drug. The third group of 25 people served as the control as those subjects received sham chiropractic care and also received the placebo, thus having no real treatment whatsoever.
Both of the groups that received some type of treatment, whether through chiropractic care or the drug diclofenac, fared better than the control patients who had no real care. However, when the two active groups were compared to one another, the subjects who received chiropractic had improvements that were "significantly better" than those who took the medications.
Because chiropractic is non-invasive and involves no use of medication, it helps enhance healing without unwanted side effects. For example, anti-inflammatory drugs can result in ulcers, heart problems, and other serious health issues. 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 Dr. Bogan today at (918) 832-7880. We'll help relieve 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.