Don't Choose Drugs for Back Pain

Chiropractic Therapy Better Than Drugs for Back Pain in New York

Don't Choose Drugs for Back Pain

In our New York practice, Dr. Valente has helped several people recover from back pain. If you are dealing with back pain, you've probably been tempted to take drugs to decrease the pain. You should know that studies have shown that chiropractic care is oftentimes a much healthier choice than drugs when it comes to relieving this particular type of problem.

In a report published in the medical journal Spine experts included 101 people 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 people, received chiropractic care and a placebo of the drug diclofenac. The second group of 38 individuals received fake chiropractic treatments and the actual drug. The third group of 25 individuals acted as the control as those subjects received sham chiropractic and also received the placebo, thus having no real treatment at all.

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

Chiropractic Promotes Natural Healing

Because chiropractic is non-invasive and doesn't use drugs, it helps promote healing without adverse effects. For instance, NSAIDs can result in ulcers, high blood pressure, and other serious health issues. Plus, the benefits of chiropractic care last longer as it's purpose designed to correct the source of the problem, not just treat the signs and symptoms.

If you're ready to get help for your back pain naturally, then chiropractic is for you. Call and make an appointment in our New York office with Dr. Valente today at (917) 338-7917. We'll help ease 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.

April 01, 2024
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Dr. Valente

Dr. Valente graduated from Texas Chiropractic College in Houston, Texas, with a focus on Radiology, Rehabilitation, and Myofascial Disorders. During this time he received a certification in Acupuncture and was trained in Concussion Grading, Athletic Taping and Kinesio Taping techniques. At the same time he joined the Baseball Sports Medicine Institute where he treated Professional and Amateur athletes.