Here in our Woburn & Chelmsford, MA office, Dr. James Ellis & Dr. Lyndsay Martin has helped countless patients recover from back problems. If you are suffering from back pain, you've probably been tempted to take some medications to reduce the pain. You should recognize that research shows that chiropractic is usually a much healthier choice than drugs when it comes to relieving this particular type of problem.
In a 2013 report published in the journal Spine experts included 101 people who had suffered back pain for more than 48 hours. Each patient was then assigned to one of three groups. The first group, which consisted of 37 people, received chiropractic treatment and a placebo of the non-steroidal, anti-inflammatory drug diclofenac. The second group of 38 participants received sham chiropractic adjustments and the real drug. The third group of 25 subjects acted as the control as those individuals received sham chiropractic care and also received the placebo, thus having no real treatment at all.
All of the people who received some type of actual treatment, whether through chiropractic or the NSAID, fared better than the control patients who had no actual treatment. However, when the two active groups were compared to one another, the subjects who received chiropractic care had results that were "significantly better" than those who took the medications.
Because chiropractic care is non-invasive and doesn't use drugs, it helps enhance healing without adverse effects. For instance, NSAIDs can result in ulcers, high blood pressure, and other serious health concerns. Plus, the benefits of chiropractic care last longer as it's intended to correct 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 Woburn & Chelmsford, MA office with Dr. James Ellis & Dr. Lyndsay Martin today at (781) 460-0939. We'll help relieve 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.