In our Chesapeake practice, Dr. David N. Block Family Chiropractic has helped several patients heal from back problems. If you suffer from back pain, you've most likely been tempted to take some medications to reduce the discomfort. You should know that studies have shown that chiropractic is oftentimes a better approach 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 people who had suffered back pain for at least 48 hours. Each individual was then assigned to one of three groups. The first group, which was made up of 37 patients, received chiropractic treatment and a placebo of the drug diclofenac. The second group of 38 patients received fake chiropractic treatments and the real drug. The third group of 25 individuals acted as the control as those individuals received sham chiropractic and also received the placebo, thus having no real treatment whatsoever.
All of the people who received some form of real 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 one another, the subjects who received chiropractic care had improvements that were "significantly better" than those who took the drug diclofenac.
Because chiropractic care is non-invasive and involves no use of medication, it helps promote healing without undesirable side effects. For instance, anti-inflammatory drugs can result in ulcers, hypertension, and other serious health issues. Plus, the health benefits of chiropractic care last longer as it's intended to correct the source of the problem, not just treat the signs and symptoms.
If you're ready to get help for your back pain naturally, then chiropractic is for you. Call and make an appointment in our Chesapeake office with Dr. David N. Block Family Chiropractic today at (757) 436-5428. We'll help improve your back pain 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.