Here in our Denton, TX practice, Dr. Steve Eustice has helped many people recover from back problems. If you are dealing with back pain, you've probably been tempted to take some medications to relieve the discomfort. You should understand that research shows that chiropractic is usually a better 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 men and women who had suffered back pain for more than two days. Each person 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 fake chiropractic adjustments and the genuine drug. The third group of 25 people served as the control as those individuals received sham chiropractic care and also received the placebo, thus having no real care at all.
All of the patients who received some form of real treatment, whether through chiropractic care 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 improvements that were "significantly better" than those who took the medications.
Because chiropractic is non-invasive and doesn't use drugs, it helps enhance healing without unwanted side effects. For instance, anti-inflammatory drugs can result in ulcers, heart problems, and other serious health complications. Plus, the health benefits of chiropractic last longer as it's designed to resolve the source of the spinal interference, not just treat the symptoms.
If you're ready to get help for your back pain naturally, then chiropractic is for you. Make an appointment in our Denton, TX office with Dr. Steve Eustice today at (940) 591-9097. 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.