In our Lincoln practice, Dr. Kallio has helped several patients recover from back pain. 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 is oftentimes a much healthier alternative than drugs when it comes to relieving this particular type of pain.
In a study published in the medical journal Spine researchers included 101 people who had experienced back pain for more than two days. Each individual 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 individuals received fake chiropractic treatments and the real drug. The third group of 25 people acted as the control as those individuals received sham chiropractic care 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 or the drug diclofenac, fared better than the control group who had no real therapy. However, when the two active groups were compared to one another, the people who received chiropractic adjustments had improvements that were "significantly better" than those who took the drug diclofenac.
Because chiropractic 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, high blood pressure, and other serious health complications. Plus, the health 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 address your back pain naturally, then chiropractic care 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 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.