Here in our Springfield, MA office, Dr. Michael Delson has helped several people recover from back problems. If you are suffering from back pain, you've most likely been tempted to take some medications to relieve the discomfort. You should understand that research indicates that chiropractic care is usually a better choice than drugs when it comes to alleviating this specific type of pain.
In a 2013 study published in the journal Spine experts included 101 men and women who had experienced back pain for more than two days. Each individual was then assigned to one of three groups. The first group, which was made up of 37 people, received chiropractic care and a placebo of the non-steroidal, anti-inflammatory drug diclofenac. The second group of 38 individuals received sham chiropractic treatments and the actual drug. The third group of 25 individuals acted as the control as those individuals received sham chiropractic care and also received the placebo, thus having no real care at all.
Both of the groups that received some type of real treatment, whether through chiropractic care or the NSAID, fared better than the control group who had no actual therapy. However, when the two active groups were compared to one another, the patients who received chiropractic adjustments had results that were "significantly better" than those who took the medications.
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 complications. Plus, the benefits of chiropractic last longer as it's intended 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 is for you. Make an appointment in our Springfield, MA office with Dr. Michael 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.