Here in our North County St. Louis, MO clinic, Dr. Holland has helped countless people recover from back problems. If you are dealing with back pain, you've most likely been tempted to take some medications to decrease the pain. You should recognize that research shows that chiropractic is usually a better choice than drugs when it comes to alleviating this common type of problem.
In a report published in the journal Spine experts included 101 subjects who had suffered back pain for more than two days. Each patient 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 patients received fake chiropractic adjustments and the genuine drug. The third group of 25 people served as the control as those subjects received sham chiropractic care and also received the placebo, thus having no real treatment whatsoever.
Both of the groups that received some form of treatment, whether through chiropractic care or the NSAID, fared better than the control group who had no real treatment. However, when the two active groups were compared to one another, the patients who received chiropractic care had improvements that were "significantly better" than those who took the medications.
Because chiropractic care is non-invasive and doesn't use drugs, it helps enhance healing without negative side effects. For example, NSAIDs can result in ulcers, heart problems, and other serious health complications. Plus, the health benefits of chiropractic care last longer as it's intended to resolve the source of the spinal interference, not just treat the symptoms.
If you're ready to address your back pain naturally, then chiropractic care is for you. Call and make an appointment in our North County St. Louis, MO office with Dr. Holland today at (314) 867-8888. We'll help ease 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.