In our Portland office, Chiropractic Healing Hands For You has helped countless patients recover from back problems. If you suffer from back pain, you've most likely been tempted to take some medications to relieve the pain. You should understand that research shows that chiropractic care is often a much healthier approach than drugs when it comes to alleviating this specific type of pain.
In a 2013 report published in the journal Spine researchers included 101 subjects who had suffered back pain for at least two days. Each person was then assigned to one of three groups. The first group, which consisted of 37 patients, received chiropractic care and a placebo of the drug diclofenac. The second group of 38 patients received fake chiropractic adjustments and the real drug. The third group of 25 people served as the control as those subjects engaged in sham chiropractic and also received the placebo, thus having no real treatment whatsoever.
Both of the groups that received some form of actual treatment, whether through chiropractic care or the medication, 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 adjustments 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 enhance healing without adverse effects. For instance, NSAIDs can result in ulcers, hypertension, and other serious health concerns. Plus, the health benefits of chiropractic care last longer as it's intended to correct the source of the problem, not just treat the symptoms.
If you're ready to get help for your back pain naturally, then chiropractic is for you. Schedule an appointment in our Portland office with Chiropractic Healing Hands For You today at (503) 771-1974. 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.