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Chiropractic More Effective than Drugs for Back Pain

Chiropractic More Effective than Drugs for Back Pain

Here in our Yakima, WA office, Dr. Bill Kroner has helped countless patients heal from back problems. If you are dealing with back pain, you've most likely been tempted to take some medications to relieve the pain. You should understand that research indicates that chiropractic is oftentimes a much healthier alternative than drugs when it comes to alleviating this particular type of problem.

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

All of the patients who received some type of real treatment, whether through chiropractic care or the NSAID, fared better than the control group who had no real treatment. However, when the two active groups were compared to each other, the subjects who received chiropractic adjustments had improvements that were "significantly better" than those who took the drug diclofenac.

Chiropractic: Natural Healing

Because chiropractic care is non-invasive and involves no use of medication, it helps promote healing without negative side effects. For instance, NSAIDs can result in ulcers, high blood pressure, and other serious health complications. Plus, the health benefits of chiropractic last longer as it's purpose designed to resolve the source of the spinal interference, not just treat the signs and symptoms.

If you're ready to address your back pain naturally, then chiropractic is for you. Make an appointment in our Yakima, WA office with Dr. Bill Kroner today at (509) 972-4000. We'll help ease 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.

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December 02, 2019
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