Chiropractic More Effective than Drugs for Back Pain

Chiropractic Beats Drugs for Back Pain

In our O'Fallon, IL office, Dr. Komeshak has helped many patients recover from back problems. If you are struggling with back pain, you've most likely been tempted to take some medications to decrease the discomfort. You should know that studies have shown that chiropractic care is often a much healthier choice than drugs when it comes to alleviating this specific type of problem.

In a 2013 report published in the journal Spine researchers included 101 individuals who had suffered back pain for at least two days. Each individual was then assigned to one of three groups. The first group, which was made up of 37 individuals, received chiropractic treatment and a placebo of the drug diclofenac. The second group of 38 patients received fake chiropractic treatments and the genuine drug. The third group of 25 individuals served as the control as those individuals engaged in sham chiropractic and also received the placebo, thus having no real care at all.

All of the people who received some type of treatment, whether through chiropractic or the drug diclofenac, fared better than the control group who had no actual therapy. 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.

Natural Healing with Chiropractic Care

Because chiropractic is non-invasive and doesn't use drugs, it helps enhance healing without negative side effects. For example, anti-inflammatory drugs can result in ulcers, heart problems, and other serious health concerns. Plus, the health benefits of chiropractic last longer as it's intended to correct the source of the spinal interference, not just treat the signs and symptoms.

If you're ready to address your back pain naturally, then chiropractic is for you. Schedule an appointment in our O'Fallon, IL office with Dr. Komeshak today at (618) 624-4242. We'll help relieve your back pain 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.

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