In our Rochester Hills office, Dr. Dalton has helped several people heal from back pain. If you are dealing with back pain, you've probably been tempted to take drugs to decrease the discomfort. You should know that studies have shown that chiropractic care is often a better choice than drugs when it comes to relieving this particular type of issue.
In a report published in the journal Spine experts included 101 subjects who had experienced 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 treatment and a placebo of the non-steroidal, anti-inflammatory drug diclofenac. The second group of 38 individuals received sham chiropractic adjustments and the real drug. The third group of 25 individuals acted as the control as those individuals engaged in sham chiropractic care and also received the placebo, thus having no real care at all.
Both of the groups that received some type of actual treatment, whether through chiropractic or the drug diclofenac, fared better than the control subjects who had no real therapy. However, when the two active groups were compared to each other, the people 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 undesirable side effects. For instance, NSAIDs can result in ulcers, hypertension, and other serious health complications. Plus, the benefits of chiropractic last longer as it's intended to correct the source of the spinal interference, 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 Rochester Hills office with Dr. Dalton today at (248) 977-7039. We'll help ease 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.