Here in our Downtown St. Louis, MO clinic, Dr. Holland has helped several patients heal from back pain. If you are suffering from back pain, you've most likely been tempted to take drugs to relieve the pain. You should understand that research indicates that chiropractic is oftentimes a better approach than drugs when it comes to alleviating this common type of pain.
In a report published in the journal Spine experts included 101 individuals who had experienced back pain for more than 48 hours. Each individual was then designated to one of three groups. The first group, which consisted of 37 people, received chiropractic treatment and a placebo of the medication diclofenac. The second group of 38 participants received fake chiropractic adjustments and the genuine drug. The third group of 25 individuals acted as the control as those individuals received sham chiropractic and also received the placebo, thus having no real treatment whatsoever.
Both of the groups that received some type of treatment, whether through chiropractic care or the drug diclofenac, fared better than the control patients who had no real care. However, when the two active groups were compared to one another, the subjects who received chiropractic adjustments had results 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 undesirable side effects. For example, anti-inflammatory drugs 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 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 is for you. Schedule an appointment in our Downtown St. Louis, MO office with Dr. Holland today at (314) 588-9100. 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.