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Chiropractic Better Than Drugs for Back Pain

Chiropractic Better Than Drugs for Back Pain

Chiropractic More Effective than Drugs for Back Pain

Here in our Burton office, Dr. Elganainy has helped several patients heal from back pain. If you suffer from back pain, you've most likely been tempted to take drugs to relieve the discomfort. You should know that research shows that chiropractic care is oftentimes a better approach than drugs when it comes to alleviating this specific type of pain.

In a study published in the journal Spine experts included 101 men and women who had suffered back pain for at least 48 hours. Each person was then assigned to one of three groups. The first group, which consisted of 37 people, received chiropractic care and a placebo of the NSAID diclofenac. The second group of 38 participants received fake chiropractic adjustments and the real drug. The third group of 25 individuals acted 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 type of treatment, whether through chiropractic or the drug diclofenac, fared better than the control group who had no real therapy. 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 medications.

Chiropractic Promotes Natural Healing

Because chiropractic is non-invasive and doesn't use drugs, it helps enhance healing without undesirable side effects. For example, NSAIDs can result in ulcers, hypertension, and other serious health complications. Plus, the health benefits of chiropractic care last longer as it's purpose designed to resolve the source of the spinal interference, not just treat the symptoms.

If you're ready to get help for your back pain naturally, then chiropractic care is for you. Schedule an appointment in our Burton office with Dr. Elganainy today at (810) 715-7746. We'll help ease your back problems 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.

August 15, 2022
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