In our Kettering office, Dr. Poelking has helped several patients recover from back pain. If you suffer from back pain, you've most likely been tempted to take some medications to relieve the discomfort. You should understand that studies have shown that chiropractic is oftentimes a much healthier alternative than drugs when it comes to relieving this particular type of pain.
In a 2013 study published in the medical journal Spine researchers included 101 subjects who had experienced back pain for more than two days. Each person was then assigned to one of three groups. The first group, which consisted of 37 patients, received chiropractic treatment and a placebo of the non-steroidal, anti-inflammatory drug diclofenac. The second group of 38 individuals received sham chiropractic treatments and the genuine drug. The third group of 25 subjects served as the control as those individuals engaged in sham chiropractic care and also received the placebo, thus having no real treatment at all.
All of the people who received some type of actual treatment, whether through chiropractic care or the medication, fared better than the control patients who had no actual care. However, when the two active groups were compared to one another, the patients who received chiropractic had improvements 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 unwanted side effects. For example, NSAIDs can result in ulcers, high blood pressure, and other serious health issues. Plus, the health benefits of chiropractic last longer as it's purpose designed to correct the source of the problem, not just treat the symptoms.
If you're ready to get help for your back pain naturally, then chiropractic is for you. Make an appointment in our Kettering office with Dr. Poelking today at (937) 299-2900. 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.