In our Cary office, Dr. Gugerli has helped many people heal from back pain. If you are suffering from back pain, you've most likely been tempted to take drugs to relieve the discomfort. You should know that research indicates that chiropractic care is usually a much healthier approach than drugs when it comes to alleviating this specific type of pain.
In a 2013 study published in the medical journal Spine experts included 101 individuals who had suffered back pain for more than 48 hours. Each one was then designated to one of three groups. The first group, which was made up of 37 people, received chiropractic care and a placebo of the non-steroidal, anti-inflammatory drug diclofenac. The second group of 38 patients received fake chiropractic adjustments and the genuine drug. The third group of 25 people acted as the control as those subjects engaged in sham chiropractic care and also received the placebo, thus having no real treatment at all.
Both of the groups that received some type of real treatment, whether through chiropractic or the NSAID, fared better than the control group who had no actual care. However, when the two active groups were compared to each other, the subjects who received chiropractic care had results that were "significantly better" than those who took the drug diclofenac.
Because chiropractic is non-invasive and doesn't use drugs, it helps promote healing without adverse 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 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 Cary office with Dr. Gugerli today at (919) 589-0909. 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.