Here in our Oakleigh practice, North Road Chiropractic has helped many people recover from back problems. If you are suffering from back pain, you've most likely been tempted to take drugs to decrease the pain. You should know that research shows that chiropractic is oftentimes a much healthier approach than drugs when it comes to alleviating this particular type of problem.
In a 2013 report published in the medical journal Spine experts included 101 people who had suffered back pain for at least 48 hours. Each individual was then designated to one of three groups. The first group, which consisted of 37 people, received chiropractic care and a placebo of the NSAID diclofenac. The second group of 38 patients received sham chiropractic treatments and the real drug. The third group of 25 people acted as the control as those individuals engaged in sham chiropractic and also received the placebo, thus having no real care whatsoever.
All of the participants who received some type of treatment, whether through chiropractic care or the drug diclofenac, fared better than the control patients who had no actual care. However, when the two active groups were compared to one another, the people who received chiropractic 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 promote healing without undesirable side effects. For instance, NSAIDs can result in ulcers, hypertension, and other serious health concerns. Plus, the benefits of chiropractic last longer as it's intended to correct the source of the spinal interference, not just treat the signs and symptoms.
If you're ready to address your back pain naturally, then chiropractic care is for you. Make an appointment in our Oakleigh office with North Road Chiropractic today at (03) 9579 2699. 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.