Here in our Woburn clinic, Dr. Ellis has helped many patients recover from back problems. If you are dealing with back pain, you've probably been tempted to take some medications to decrease the pain. You should understand that research indicates that chiropractic care is usually a much healthier alternative than drugs when it comes to alleviating this specific type of issue.
In a report published in the journal Spine researchers included 101 people who had suffered back pain for at least 48 hours. Each person was then assigned to one of three groups. The first group, which consisted of 37 people, received chiropractic care and a placebo of the drug diclofenac. The second group of 38 participants received sham chiropractic adjustments and the genuine 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 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 real treatment. However, when the two active groups were compared to one another, the people who received chiropractic had improvements that were "significantly better" than those who took the drug.
Because chiropractic care is non-invasive and involves no use of medication, it helps enhance healing without negative side effects. For instance, anti-inflammatory drugs can result in ulcers, hypertension, and other serious health issues. Plus, the benefits of chiropractic last longer as it's designed to resolve the source of the spinal interference, not just treat the symptoms.
If you're ready to get help for your back pain naturally, then chiropractic care is for you. Call and make an appointment in our Woburn office with Dr. Ellis today at (781) 460-0939. We'll help ease 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.