Chiropractic Better Than Drugs for Back Pain

In our New York office, Dr. Valente has helped countless patients recover from back pain. If you are dealing with back pain, you've most likely been tempted to take some medications to reduce the discomfort. You should recognize that research shows that chiropractic care is often a better approach than drugs when it comes to alleviating this specific type of pain.

In a 2013 study published in the journal Spine researchers included 101 men and women who had suffered back pain for more than 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 individuals received sham chiropractic treatments and the actual drug. The third group of 25 people acted as the control as those individuals engaged in sham chiropractic and also received the placebo, thus having no real treatment at all.

All of the patients who received some form of actual treatment, whether through chiropractic or the drug diclofenac, fared better than the control subjects who had no actual care. However, when the two active groups were compared to each other, the people who received chiropractic had results that were "significantly better" than those who took the drug diclofenac.

Natural Healing with Chiropractic Adjustments

Because chiropractic care is non-invasive and involves no use of medication, it helps promote healing without adverse 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 correct 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 is for you. Schedule an appointment in our New York office with Dr. Valente today at (917) 338-7917. We'll help relieve your back problems 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.

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