Here in our Naperville, IL practice, Frank Bendiks, DC, PC has helped many patients recover from back problems. If you are suffering from back pain, you've probably been tempted to take some medications to relieve the discomfort. You should know that studies have shown that chiropractic care is usually a better choice than drugs when it comes to relieving this particular type of pain.
In a 2013 study published in the medical journal Spine experts included 101 men and women who had suffered back pain for at least two days. Each individual was then designated to one of three groups. The first group, which consisted of 37 patients, received chiropractic care and a placebo of the medication diclofenac. The second group of 38 individuals received fake chiropractic adjustments and the real drug. The third group of 25 individuals acted as the control as those subjects received sham chiropractic care and also received the placebo, thus having no real care at all.
All of the patients who received some form of treatment, whether through chiropractic or the NSAID, fared better than the control patients who had no real treatment. 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.
Because chiropractic care is non-invasive and involves no use of medication, it helps promote healing without undesirable side effects. For example, NSAIDs can result in ulcers, high blood pressure, and other serious health complications. Plus, the benefits of chiropractic last longer as it's purpose designed to resolve the source of the problem, not just treat the signs and symptoms.
If you're ready to address your back pain naturally, then chiropractic is for you. Call and make an appointment in our Naperville, IL office with Frank Bendiks, DC, PC today at (630) 301-0054. 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.