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Chiropractic More Effective than Drugs for Back Pain

Chiropractic More Effective than Drugs for Back Pain


In our Anderson Township practice, Dr. Nuesse has helped many patients heal from back problems. If you are struggling with back pain, you've most likely been tempted to take some medications to relieve the pain. You should know that research indicates that chiropractic is often a better alternative than drugs when it comes to alleviating this specific type of problem.


In a 2013 study published in the medical journal Spine experts included 101 subjects who had experienced back pain for at least 48 hours. Each patient was then designated to one of three groups. The first group, which consisted of 37 patients, received chiropractic treatment and a placebo of the medication diclofenac. The second group of 38 individuals received fake chiropractic treatments and the real drug. The third group of 25 subjects served as the control as those subjects engaged in sham chiropractic and also received the placebo, thus having no real treatment at all.


Both of the groups that received some form of treatment, whether through chiropractic care or the NSAID, fared better than the control subjects who had no actual therapy. However, when the two active groups were compared to each other, the patients who received chiropractic had improvements that were "significantly better" than those who took the drug.


Natural Healing with Chiropractic Care


Because chiropractic is non-invasive and doesn't use drugs, 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 care last longer as it's designed to correct the source of the problem, not just treat the symptoms.


If you're ready to address your back pain naturally, then chiropractic is for you. Call and make an appointment in our Anderson Township office with Dr. Nuesse today at (513) 271-2500. We'll help relieve your back pain 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.