In our Arlington office, Dr. Ernst has helped countless people heal from back pain. If you are dealing with back pain, you've probably been tempted to take drugs to relieve the pain. You should know that research indicates that chiropractic care is oftentimes a better choice than drugs when it comes to alleviating this particular type of problem.
In a 2013 study published in the journal Spine researchers included 101 subjects who had suffered back pain for more than two days. Each person was then assigned to one of three groups. The first group, which consisted of 37 people, received chiropractic treatment and a placebo of the medication 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 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 form of actual treatment, whether through chiropractic or the medication, fared better than the control patients who had no real care. However, when the two active groups were compared to each other, the subjects who received chiropractic adjustments had improvements that were "significantly better" than those who took the drug.
Because chiropractic is non-invasive and doesn't use drugs, it helps promote healing without undesirable side effects. For example, anti-inflammatory drugs can result in ulcers, hypertension, and other serious health concerns. Plus, the benefits of chiropractic last longer as it's purpose 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 care is for you. Call and make an appointment in our Arlington office with Dr. Ernst today at (360) 659-8464. We'll help ease 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.