Here in our Mt Sterling office, Dr. Tolson has helped many people recover from back pain. If you are struggling with back pain, you've probably been tempted to take some medications to decrease the pain. You should know that research shows that chiropractic care is oftentimes a better approach than drugs when it comes to alleviating this common type of problem.
In a 2013 study published in the journal Spine experts included 101 subjects who had suffered back pain for at least two days. Each patient was then assigned to one of three groups. The first group, which consisted of 37 individuals, received chiropractic care and a placebo of the NSAID diclofenac. The second group of 38 participants received fake chiropractic adjustments and the actual drug. The third group of 25 individuals served as the control as those subjects engaged in sham chiropractic care and also received the placebo, thus having no real care whatsoever.
Both of the groups that received some type of actual treatment, whether through chiropractic or the drug diclofenac, fared better than the control group who had no real treatment. However, when the two active groups were compared to each other, the patients who received chiropractic 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 enhance healing without adverse effects. For instance, NSAIDs can result in ulcers, hypertension, and other serious health issues. Plus, the health benefits of chiropractic last longer as it's designed 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. Schedule an appointment in our Mt Sterling office with Dr. Tolson today at (859) 499-1009. We'll help improve 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.