In our Redondo Beach practice, Dr. Vinick has helped countless people heal from back pain. If you are suffering from back pain, you've most likely been tempted to take some medications to relieve the discomfort. You should know that research indicates that chiropractic is usually a better approach than drugs when it comes to relieving this specific type of problem.
In a 2013 study published in the journal Spine experts included 101 people who had suffered back pain for at least 48 hours. Each patient was then designated to one of three groups. The first group, which consisted of 37 individuals, received chiropractic treatment and a placebo of the medication 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 individuals received sham chiropractic care and also received the placebo, thus having no real care whatsoever.
Both of the groups that received some form of treatment, whether through chiropractic care or the medication, fared better than the control subjects who had no real therapy. However, when the two active groups were compared to one another, the patients who received chiropractic care had improvements that were "significantly better" than those who took the drug diclofenac.
Because chiropractic care is non-invasive and involves no use of medication, it helps enhance healing without undesirable side effects. For example, NSAIDs can result in ulcers, high blood pressure, and other serious health complications. Plus, the benefits of chiropractic last longer as it's designed 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 Redondo Beach office with Dr. Vinick today at (310) 375-4325. 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.