Here in our North County St. Louis, MO practice, Dr. Holland has helped many patients heal from back pain. If you are dealing with back pain, you've most likely been tempted to take drugs to reduce the pain. You should recognize that studies have shown that chiropractic care is often a better approach than drugs when it comes to relieving this common type of problem.
In a 2013 study published in the journal Spine researchers included 101 people who had suffered back pain for more than two days. Each patient was then designated to one of three groups. The first group, which consisted of 37 patients, received chiropractic care and a placebo of the non-steroidal, anti-inflammatory drug diclofenac. The second group of 38 participants received sham chiropractic treatments and the actual 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 whatsoever.
Both of the groups that received some type of real treatment, whether through chiropractic or the medication, fared better than the control group who had no real therapy. However, when the two active groups were compared to each other, the patients who received chiropractic adjustments 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 undesirable side effects. For example, NSAIDs can result in ulcers, hypertension, and other serious health complications. Plus, the health benefits of chiropractic care 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. Make an appointment in our North County St. Louis, MO office with Dr. Holland today at (314) 867-8888. We'll help relieve 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.