In our Redondo Beach office, Dr. Vinick has helped many patients heal from back problems. If you are suffering from back pain, you've probably been tempted to take some medications to reduce the pain. You should recognize that research indicates that chiropractic is often a better approach than drugs when it comes to relieving this specific type of problem.
In a 2013 report published in the journal Spine experts included 101 subjects who had suffered back pain for more than two days. Each individual was then assigned to one of three groups. The first group, which consisted of 37 patients, received chiropractic care and a placebo of the medication diclofenac. The second group of 38 patients received sham chiropractic adjustments and the real drug. The third group of 25 subjects acted as the control as those subjects engaged in sham chiropractic and also received the placebo, thus having no real treatment at all.
All of the people who received some type of treatment, whether through chiropractic or the NSAID, fared better than the control subjects who had no actual treatment. However, when the two active groups were compared to one another, the subjects who received chiropractic adjustments had results that were "significantly better" than those who took the drug diclofenac.
Because chiropractic is non-invasive and doesn't use drugs, it helps promote healing without undesirable side effects. For example, anti-inflammatory drugs can result in ulcers, high blood pressure, and other serious health issues. Plus, the benefits of chiropractic last longer as it's purpose designed to resolve the source of the spinal interference, not just treat the signs and symptoms.
If you're ready to address your back pain naturally, then chiropractic is for you. Schedule an appointment in our Redondo Beach office with Dr. Vinick today at (310) 375-4325. We'll help relieve 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.