In our Springfield practice, Dr. Delson has helped several patients heal from back problems. If you suffer from back pain, you've most likely been tempted to take drugs to reduce the pain. You should understand that research indicates that chiropractic care is usually a much healthier alternative than drugs when it comes to alleviating this common type of issue.
In a report published in the medical journal Spine experts included 101 people who had suffered back pain for more than two days. Each individual 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 adjustments and the genuine drug. The third group of 25 people served as the control as those subjects received sham chiropractic care and also received the placebo, thus having no real care whatsoever.
Both of the groups that received some type of actual treatment, whether through chiropractic care or the NSAID, fared better than the control subjects who had no real care. However, when the two active groups were compared to one another, the people who received chiropractic had results that were "significantly better" than those who took the drug.
Because chiropractic care is non-invasive and doesn't use drugs, it helps enhance healing without adverse effects. For example, anti-inflammatory drugs can result in ulcers, high blood pressure, and other serious health concerns. 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 address your back pain naturally, then chiropractic care is for you. Schedule an appointment in our Springfield office with Dr. Delson today at (413) 788-4464. We'll help relieve your back problems 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.