In our Kettering office, Dr. Poelking has helped several people recover from back pain. If you are dealing with back pain, you've most likely been tempted to take some medications to decrease the discomfort. You should understand that research shows that chiropractic care is oftentimes a better approach than drugs when it comes to relieving this specific type of pain.
In a 2013 report published in the journal Spine experts included 101 men and women who had experienced back pain for more than 48 hours. Each one was then designated to one of three groups. The first group, which was made up of 37 patients, received chiropractic care and a placebo of the drug diclofenac. The second group of 38 participants received sham chiropractic adjustments and the genuine drug. The third group of 25 individuals served as the control as those individuals received sham chiropractic and also received the placebo, thus having no real treatment whatsoever.
All of the participants who received some type of real treatment, whether through chiropractic care or the medication, fared better than the control group who had no actual care. 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 is non-invasive and involves no use of medication, it helps promote healing without negative side effects. For example, NSAIDs can result in ulcers, high blood pressure, 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 Kettering office with Dr. Poelking today at (937) 299-2900. We'll help ease 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.