Here in our New York office, Dr. John Phelts has helped many people recover from back pain. If you are struggling with back pain, you've most likely been tempted to take drugs to decrease the pain. You should know that research shows that chiropractic care is oftentimes a better approach than drugs when it comes to relieving this specific type of problem.
In a 2013 study published in the journal Spine experts included 101 individuals who had experienced back pain for at least two days. Each one was then designated to one of three groups. The first group, which consisted of 37 individuals, received chiropractic care and a placebo of the non-steroidal, anti-inflammatory drug diclofenac. The second group of 38 individuals received fake chiropractic adjustments and the genuine drug. The third group of 25 subjects acted as the control as those individuals received sham chiropractic care and also received the placebo, thus having no real treatment at all.
All of the people who received some type of actual treatment, whether through chiropractic care or the NSAID, fared better than the control group who had no actual care. However, when the two active groups were compared to one another, the patients who received chiropractic care had improvements that were "significantly better" than those who took the medications.
Because chiropractic is non-invasive and doesn't use drugs, it helps promote healing without negative side effects. For example, NSAIDs can result in ulcers, high blood pressure, and other serious health concerns. Plus, the benefits of chiropractic care last longer as it's designed to correct the source of the spinal interference, 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. Schedule an appointment in our New York office with Dr. John Phelts today at (212) 286-2012. 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.