Here in our State College clinic, Drs. Matt & Annie Reyes has helped many people recover from back problems. If you suffer from back pain, you've most likely been tempted to take some medications to reduce the pain. You should recognize that studies have shown that chiropractic care is usually a much healthier choice than drugs when it comes to alleviating this particular type of issue.
In a study published in the journal Spine researchers included 101 people who had suffered back pain for at least 48 hours. Each patient was then assigned to one of three groups. The first group, which consisted of 37 patients, received chiropractic care 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 people served as the control as those individuals engaged in sham chiropractic and also received the placebo, thus having no real care whatsoever.
Both of the groups that received some form of actual treatment, whether through chiropractic or the drug diclofenac, fared better than the control subjects who had no actual treatment. 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 medications.
Because chiropractic care is non-invasive and doesn't use drugs, it helps enhance healing without adverse 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 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 State College office with Drs. Matt & Annie Reyes today at (814) 308-9352. We'll help improve your back pain 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.