Here in our State College, PA office, Drs. Matt & Annie Reyes has helped several patients recover from back pain. If you are dealing with back pain, you've most likely been tempted to take some medications to decrease the discomfort. You should understand that research indicates that chiropractic is oftentimes a much healthier alternative than drugs when it comes to alleviating this particular type of problem.
In a 2013 report published in the journal Spine researchers included 101 individuals who had suffered back pain for at least two days. Each patient was then designated 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 real drug. The third group of 25 subjects acted as the control as those individuals engaged in sham chiropractic and also received the placebo, thus having no real treatment whatsoever.
Both of the groups that received some form of real treatment, whether through chiropractic or the drug diclofenac, fared better than the control patients who had no real care. However, when the two active groups were compared to each other, the people who received chiropractic care had results that were "significantly better" than those who took the drug.
Because chiropractic is non-invasive and involves no use of medication, it helps enhance healing without unwanted side effects. For instance, NSAIDs can result in ulcers, hypertension, and other serious health concerns. Plus, the benefits of chiropractic care last longer as it's intended to resolve 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 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.