In our Kettering practice, Dr. Poelking has helped countless people heal from back pain. If you are struggling with back pain, you've most likely been tempted to take some medications to relieve the discomfort. You should recognize that studies have shown that chiropractic care is often a much healthier choice than drugs when it comes to relieving this common type of pain.
In a 2013 study published in the journal Spine researchers included 101 people who had suffered back pain for at least 48 hours. Each individual was then designated to one of three groups. The first group, which consisted of 37 individuals, received chiropractic treatment and a placebo of the NSAID diclofenac. The second group of 38 patients received fake chiropractic adjustments and the actual drug. The third group of 25 people served as the control as those subjects engaged in sham chiropractic care and also received the placebo, thus having no real treatment at all.
Both of the groups that received some form of real treatment, whether through chiropractic or the drug diclofenac, fared better than the control subjects who had no actual treatment. However, when the two active groups were compared to each other, the patients who received chiropractic had results that were "significantly better" than those who took the drug.
Because chiropractic is non-invasive and involves no use of medication, it helps promote healing without unwanted side effects. For instance, anti-inflammatory drugs can result in ulcers, high blood pressure, and other serious health concerns. 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 symptoms.
If you're ready to address your back pain naturally, then chiropractic care is for you. Schedule 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.