In our State College, PA practice, Drs. Matt & Annie Reyes has helped countless people recover from back pain. If you are suffering from back pain, you've most likely been tempted to take some medications to decrease the discomfort. You should recognize that studies have shown that chiropractic care is usually a much healthier approach than drugs when it comes to relieving this particular type of pain.
In a 2013 study published in the journal Spine experts included 101 men and women who had experienced back pain for at least 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 non-steroidal, anti-inflammatory drug diclofenac. The second group of 38 patients received fake chiropractic treatments and the actual drug. The third group of 25 subjects served as the control as those subjects engaged in sham chiropractic and also received the placebo, thus having no real care whatsoever.
All of the subjects who received some form of treatment, whether through chiropractic care or the drug diclofenac, fared better than the control group who had no actual treatment. However, when the two active groups were compared to one another, the people who received chiropractic care had results that were "significantly better" than those who took the drug diclofenac.
Because chiropractic care is non-invasive and involves no use of medication, it helps enhance healing without negative side effects. For example, anti-inflammatory drugs can result in ulcers, high blood pressure, and other serious health issues. Plus, the health benefits of chiropractic last longer as it's intended to correct the source of the problem, not just treat the signs and symptoms.
If you're ready to address your back pain naturally, then chiropractic care is for you. Make an appointment in our State College, PA 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.