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Chiropractic Better Than Drugs for Back Pain

Here in our Downtown St. Louis, MO practice, Dr. Holland has helped countless patients recover from back pain. If you are suffering from back pain, you've probably been tempted to take drugs to reduce the pain. You should know that studies have shown that chiropractic care is often a better choice than drugs when it comes to relieving this common type of problem.

In a 2013 study published in the medical journal Spine experts included 101 individuals who had suffered back pain for more than two days. Each individual was then designated to one of three groups. The first group, which was made up of 37 people, received chiropractic care and a placebo of the NSAID diclofenac. The second group of 38 participants received fake chiropractic adjustments and the real drug. The third group of 25 individuals acted as the control as those subjects received sham chiropractic and also received the placebo, thus having no real treatment at all.

Both of the groups that received some form of treatment, whether through chiropractic care or the medication, fared better than the control subjects who had no actual therapy. However, when the two active groups were compared to one another, the people who received chiropractic had results that were "significantly better" than those who took the medications.

Natural Healing with Chiropractic Care

Because chiropractic care is non-invasive and involves no use of medication, it helps promote healing without undesirable side effects. For instance, NSAIDs can result in ulcers, heart problems, and other serious health complications. Plus, the health benefits of chiropractic care last longer as it's purpose designed to correct the source of the problem, 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. Call and make an appointment in our Downtown St. Louis, MO office with Dr. Holland today at (314) 588-9100. We'll help relieve your back pain in a healthy way!

References

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.