Here in our Salem, OR practice, Dr. Robertson has helped countless patients recover from back pain. If you are dealing with back pain, you've probably been tempted to take some medications to reduce the pain. You should recognize that research shows that chiropractic care is often a better alternative 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 people who had suffered back pain for more than 48 hours. Each person was then designated to one of three groups. The first group, which was made up 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 treatments and the real drug. The third group of 25 subjects served as the control as those individuals engaged in sham chiropractic care and also received the placebo, thus having no real care whatsoever.
All of the people who received some form of treatment, whether through chiropractic care or the medication, fared better than the control subjects who had no real care. However, when the two active groups were compared to each other, the patients who received chiropractic had results that were "significantly better" than those who took the medications.
Because chiropractic care is non-invasive and involves no use of medication, it helps promote healing without negative side effects. For example, NSAIDs can result in ulcers, high blood pressure, and other serious health issues. Plus, the benefits of chiropractic care last longer as it's intended to resolve the source of the spinal interference, not just treat the signs and symptoms.
If you're ready to get help for your back pain naturally, then chiropractic care is for you. Schedule an appointment in our Salem, OR office with Dr. Robertson today at (503) 399-7607. We'll help relieve your back problems 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.