Chiropractic More Effective than Drugs for Back Pain

Chiropractic Better Than Drugs for Back Pain

Here in our Lincoln office, Dr. Kallio has helped countless people recover from back problems. If you suffer from back pain, you've probably been tempted to take some medications to relieve the pain. You should recognize that research indicates that chiropractic is oftentimes a better approach than drugs when it comes to relieving this particular type of pain.

In a 2013 report published in the medical journal Spine researchers included 101 people who had experienced back pain for at least 48 hours. Each one was then designated 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 individuals received sham chiropractic treatments and the genuine drug. The third group of 25 subjects served as the control as those subjects engaged in sham chiropractic care and also received the placebo, thus having no real treatment whatsoever.

Both of the groups that received some type of real treatment, whether through chiropractic 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 people who received chiropractic adjustments had improvements that were "significantly better" than those who took the medications.

Chiropractic Promotes Natural Healing

Because chiropractic care is non-invasive and involves no use of medication, it helps promote healing without unwanted side effects. For instance, NSAIDs can result in ulcers, hypertension, and other serious health concerns. Plus, the benefits of chiropractic care last longer as it's intended to resolve the source of the problem, not just treat the 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 Lincoln office with Dr. Kallio today at (402) 484-5166. We'll help ease your back problems 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.