In our Great Falls, MT office, Dr. Six has helped countless people recover from back pain. If you are dealing with back pain, you've most likely been tempted to take drugs to decrease the discomfort. You should know that research shows that chiropractic is usually a better choice than drugs when it comes to relieving this common type of problem.
In a 2013 study published in the medical journal Spine researchers included 101 men and women who had suffered back pain for more than 48 hours. Each one was then designated to one of three groups. The first group, which consisted of 37 patients, received chiropractic treatment and a placebo of the non-steroidal, anti-inflammatory drug diclofenac. The second group of 38 participants received sham chiropractic adjustments and the actual drug. The third group of 25 people served as the control as those individuals engaged in sham chiropractic 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 patients who had no real treatment. However, when the two active groups were compared to one another, the subjects who received chiropractic had results that were "significantly better" than those who took the drug diclofenac.
Because chiropractic care is non-invasive and involves no use of medication, it helps promote healing without unwanted side effects. For example, NSAIDs can result in ulcers, heart problems, and other serious health issues. Plus, the benefits of chiropractic care last longer as it's designed to correct the source of the spinal interference, not just treat the symptoms.
If you're ready to address your back pain naturally, then chiropractic care is for you. Make an appointment in our Great Falls, MT office with Dr. Six today at (406) 452-6929. 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.