Here in our Noblesville office, Dr. Dahlager has helped countless people heal from back pain. If you suffer from back pain, you've most likely been tempted to take some medications to reduce the pain. You should know that research indicates that chiropractic care is often a much healthier approach than drugs when it comes to relieving this common type of problem.
In a 2013 study published in the medical journal Spine researchers included 101 subjects who had suffered back pain for more than 48 hours. Each individual was then assigned to one of three groups. The first group, which consisted of 37 people, received chiropractic treatment and a placebo of the NSAID diclofenac. The second group of 38 individuals received sham chiropractic treatments and the actual drug. The third group of 25 people served as the control as those individuals engaged in sham chiropractic and also received the placebo, thus having no real care whatsoever.
All of the subjects who received some type of treatment, whether through chiropractic or the NSAID, fared better than the control subjects who had no actual care. However, when the two active groups were compared to one another, the patients who received chiropractic had results that were "significantly better" than those who took the drug.
Because chiropractic care is non-invasive and involves no use of medication, it helps enhance healing without negative side effects. For instance, NSAIDs can result in ulcers, heart problems, and other serious health issues. Plus, the health benefits of chiropractic care last longer as it's designed to resolve the source of the problem, not just treat the symptoms.
If you're ready to address your back pain naturally, then chiropractic is for you. Call and make an appointment in our Noblesville office with Dr. Dahlager today at (317) 214-7218. 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.