In our Sunnyvale & San Francisco, CA practice, Dr. Jamie Stern has helped many people recover from back pain. If you suffer from back pain, you've probably been tempted to take drugs to reduce the discomfort. You should understand that studies have shown that chiropractic is oftentimes a much healthier alternative than drugs when it comes to alleviating this particular type of pain.
In a 2013 report published in the medical journal Spine researchers included 101 subjects who had experienced back pain for more than 48 hours. Each one was then assigned to one of three groups. The first group, which consisted of 37 people, received chiropractic treatment and a placebo of the drug diclofenac. The second group of 38 individuals received sham chiropractic adjustments and the actual drug. The third group of 25 individuals served as the control as those subjects received sham chiropractic and also received the placebo, thus having no real treatment at all.
All of the participants who received some form of treatment, whether through chiropractic care or the NSAID, fared better than the control subjects who had no actual therapy. However, when the two active groups were compared to each other, the people who received chiropractic care 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 adverse effects. For instance, NSAIDs can result in ulcers, high blood pressure, and other serious health issues. Plus, the benefits of chiropractic care last longer as it's purpose designed to correct the source of the problem, 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 Sunnyvale & San Francisco, CA office with Dr. Jamie Stern today at (415) 308-7636. We'll help relieve 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.