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Don't Choose Drugs for Back Pain

Don't Choose Drugs for Back Pain

In our Highland Park, Saint Paul, Minnesota office, Robert C Slater, DC has helped several patients recover from back problems. If you are struggling with back pain, you've probably been tempted to take drugs to reduce the discomfort. You should know that research indicates that chiropractic is often a better approach than drugs when it comes to alleviating this specific type of problem.

In a 2013 report published in the medical journal Spine experts included 101 individuals who had experienced back pain for at least two days. Each individual was then assigned to one of three groups. The first group, which consisted of 37 patients, received chiropractic treatment and a placebo of the NSAID diclofenac. The second group of 38 participants received sham chiropractic treatments and the actual 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 real treatment, whether through chiropractic care or the NSAID, fared better than the control group who had no actual treatment. However, when the two active groups were compared to each other, the patients who received chiropractic had results that were "significantly better" than those who took the drug.

Natural Healing with Chiropractic

Because chiropractic care is non-invasive and doesn't use drugs, it helps enhance healing without unwanted side effects. For example, NSAIDs can result in ulcers, hypertension, and other serious health issues. Plus, the health benefits of chiropractic care last longer as it's purpose designed 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. Call and make an appointment in our Highland Park, Saint Paul, Minnesota office with Robert C Slater, DC today at (651) 699-3366. We'll help relieve your back pain in a healthy way!

References

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.

June 05, 2016
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