Here in our Alexandria, KY office, Dr. Michael Wagner D.C. has helped countless people recover from back problems. If you are struggling with back pain, you've probably been tempted to take drugs to decrease the pain. You should recognize that research indicates that chiropractic is usually a much healthier approach than drugs when it comes to alleviating this specific type of problem.
In a 2013 report published in the medical journal Spine experts included 101 people who had experienced back pain for at least 48 hours. Each person was then assigned to one of three groups. The first group, which consisted of 37 people, received chiropractic care and a placebo of the drug diclofenac. The second group of 38 patients received fake chiropractic adjustments and the real drug. The third group of 25 people acted as the control as those individuals received sham chiropractic care and also received the placebo, thus having no real treatment whatsoever.
All of the subjects who received some type of real treatment, whether through chiropractic or the drug diclofenac, fared better than the control subjects who had no actual therapy. 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 promote healing without undesirable side effects. For example, anti-inflammatory drugs can result in ulcers, hypertension, and other serious health complications. Plus, the benefits of chiropractic last longer as it's designed to correct the source of the spinal interference, not just treat the signs and symptoms.
If you're ready to get help for your back pain naturally, then chiropractic care is for you. Make an appointment in our Alexandria, KY office with Dr. Michael Wagner D.C. today at (859) 448-0056. We'll help relieve 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.