In our Stacy office, Dr. Ulvin has helped many people heal from back problems. If you are dealing with back pain, you've probably been tempted to take drugs to reduce the discomfort. You should recognize that studies have shown that chiropractic care is oftentimes a much healthier alternative than drugs when it comes to relieving this particular type of pain.
In a 2013 study published in the journal Spine researchers included 101 subjects who had experienced 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 patients, received chiropractic treatment and a placebo of the medication diclofenac. The second group of 38 patients received fake chiropractic adjustments and the genuine drug. The third group of 25 individuals acted as the control as those subjects engaged in sham chiropractic and also received the placebo, thus having no real care whatsoever.
Both of the groups that received some type of treatment, whether through chiropractic or the NSAID, fared better than the control group who had no actual care. However, when the two active groups were compared to each other, the people who received chiropractic care had improvements that were "significantly better" than those who took the drug diclofenac.
Because chiropractic care is non-invasive and involves no use of medication, it helps enhance healing without unwanted side effects. For example, NSAIDs can result in ulcers, high blood pressure, and other serious health concerns. Plus, the health benefits of chiropractic last longer as it's intended to correct the source of the problem, not just treat the symptoms.
If you're ready to address your back pain naturally, then chiropractic is for you. Schedule an appointment in our Stacy office with Dr. Ulvin today at (651) 462-3243. 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.