Here in our Noblesville practice, Dr. Dahlager has helped many people recover from back problems. If you suffer from back pain, you've probably been tempted to take drugs to reduce the pain. You should recognize that research shows that chiropractic is often a much healthier alternative than drugs when it comes to alleviating this specific type of pain.
In a study published in the medical journal Spine researchers included 101 people who had experienced back pain for more than two days. Each patient was then assigned to one of three groups. The first group, which consisted of 37 patients, received chiropractic treatment and a placebo of the NSAID diclofenac. The second group of 38 individuals received fake chiropractic treatments 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 care whatsoever.
All of the participants who received some form of actual treatment, whether through chiropractic or the medication, fared better than the control subjects who had no real therapy. However, when the two active groups were compared to each other, the people who received chiropractic had results that were "significantly better" than those who took the medications.
Because chiropractic care is non-invasive and doesn't use drugs, it helps enhance healing without negative side effects. For instance, NSAIDs can result in ulcers, high blood pressure, and other serious health concerns. Plus, the benefits of chiropractic last longer as it's purpose designed 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. 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.