Chiropractic Better Than Drugs for Back Pain
In our Takoma Park, Maryland office, Dr. Ramezan has helped many people heal from back problems. If you are suffering from back pain, you’ve probably been tempted to take some medications to decrease the discomfort. You should understand that studies have shown that chiropractic care is usually a better choice than drugs when it comes to alleviating this common type of problem.
In a 2013 report published in the medical journal Spine researchers included 101 men and women 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 drug diclofenac. The second group of 38 individuals received sham chiropractic adjustments and the genuine drug. The third group of 25 people acted as the control as those individuals received sham chiropractic and also received the placebo, thus having no real care at all.
All of the subjects who received some form of actual treatment, whether through chiropractic or the medication, fared better than the control patients who had no actual care. However, when the two active groups were compared to one another, the patients who received chiropractic care had improvements that were “significantly better” than those who took the medications.
Chiropractic Promotes Natural Healing
Because chiropractic is non-invasive and involves no use of medication, it helps promote healing without negative side effects. For instance, anti-inflammatory drugs can result in ulcers, heart problems, and other serious health issues. 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 get help for your back pain naturally, then chiropractic is for you. Call and make an appointment in our Takoma Park, Maryland office with Dr. Ramezan today at (301) 576-0500. 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.