Chiropractic More Effective than Drugs for Back Pain
Chiropractic Better Than Drugs for Back Pain
Here in our Tulsa, OK practice, Dr. Rebekah Nunn has helped several patients recover from back problems. If you are suffering from back pain, you've most likely been tempted to take some medications to relieve the pain. You should know that studies have shown that chiropractic is often a much healthier alternative than drugs when it comes to alleviating this common type of pain.
In a 2013 report published in the medical journal Spine experts included 101 subjects who had suffered back pain for at least two days. Each patient was then assigned to one of three groups. The first group, which consisted of 37 patients, received chiropractic care and a placebo of the NSAID diclofenac. The second group of 38 individuals received fake chiropractic treatments and the genuine drug. The third group of 25 individuals served as the control as those subjects received sham chiropractic care and also received the placebo, thus having no real treatment at all.
All of the subjects who received some form of actual treatment, whether through chiropractic or the drug diclofenac, fared better than the control patients who had no actual care. However, when the two active groups were compared to each other, the patients who received chiropractic adjustments had improvements that were "significantly better" than those who took the medications.
Natural Healing with Chiropractic Adjustments
Because chiropractic care is non-invasive and doesn't use drugs, it helps enhance healing without unwanted side effects. For example, anti-inflammatory drugs can result in ulcers, high blood pressure, and other serious health complications. Plus, the 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 Tulsa, OK office with Dr. Rebekah Nunn today at (918) 307-0077 . We'll help improve 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.