Here in our Woburn practice, Dr. Ellis has helped countless patients heal from back pain. If you are dealing with back pain, you've most likely been tempted to take drugs to relieve the pain. You should recognize that research indicates that chiropractic care is usually a better alternative than drugs when it comes to alleviating this common type of problem.
In a study published in the medical journal Spine experts included 101 people who had suffered back pain for more than two days. Each one was then designated to one of three groups. The first group, which was made up of 37 individuals, received chiropractic care and a placebo of the NSAID diclofenac. The second group of 38 patients received sham chiropractic adjustments and the genuine drug. The third group of 25 subjects acted 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 actual treatment, whether through chiropractic care or the drug diclofenac, fared better than the control patients who had no actual treatment. However, when the two active groups were compared to one another, the patients who received chiropractic care had results that were "significantly better" than those who took the drug.
Because chiropractic is non-invasive and doesn't use drugs, it helps enhance healing without negative side effects. For instance, anti-inflammatory drugs can result in ulcers, heart problems, and other serious health complications. Plus, the 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. Schedule an appointment in our Woburn office with Dr. Ellis today at (781) 460-0939. 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.