Here in our Highland Park, Saint Paul, Minnesota practice, Robert C Slater, DC has helped several patients heal from back pain. If you are struggling with back pain, you've probably been tempted to take drugs to reduce the pain. You should understand that research shows that chiropractic is often a much healthier alternative than drugs when it comes to alleviating this common type of problem.
In a 2013 report published in the medical journal Spine researchers included 101 subjects who had suffered back pain for at least two days. Each one was then designated to one of three groups. The first group, which was made up of 37 individuals, received chiropractic treatment and a placebo of the NSAID diclofenac. The second group of 38 participants received sham chiropractic treatments 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 real treatment, whether through chiropractic or the medication, fared better than the control subjects who had no actual treatment. However, when the two active groups were compared to one another, the subjects who received chiropractic had results that were "significantly better" than those who took the drug.
Because chiropractic is non-invasive and involves no use of medication, it helps promote healing without unwanted side effects. For example, NSAIDs can result in ulcers, hypertension, and other serious health concerns. Plus, the health benefits of chiropractic care last longer as it's designed to resolve the source of the spinal interference, not just treat the signs and symptoms.
If you're ready to address your back pain naturally, then chiropractic care is for you. Schedule an appointment in our Highland Park, Saint Paul, Minnesota office with Robert C Slater, DC today at (651) 699-3366. We'll help improve 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.