Here in our Noblesville office, Dr. Dahlager has helped several patients recover from back problems. If you are dealing with back pain, you've most likely been tempted to take some medications to relieve the discomfort. You should know that studies have shown that chiropractic is usually a better choice 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 men and women who had suffered back pain for at least 48 hours. Each patient was then designated to one of three groups. The first group, which was made up of 37 people, received chiropractic treatment and a placebo of the NSAID diclofenac. The second group of 38 patients received fake chiropractic treatments and the genuine drug. The third group of 25 subjects served as the control as those subjects engaged in sham chiropractic care and also received the placebo, thus having no real care at all.
Both of the groups that received some form of actual treatment, whether through chiropractic care or the medication, fared better than the control subjects who had no actual care. However, when the two active groups were compared to each other, the people who received chiropractic care had improvements that were "significantly better" than those who took the drug diclofenac.
Because chiropractic care is non-invasive and doesn't use drugs, it helps promote healing without negative 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 problem, not just treat the symptoms.
If you're ready to get help for your back pain naturally, then chiropractic care is for you. Make an appointment in our Noblesville office with Dr. Dahlager today at (317) 214-7218. We'll help improve 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.