In our Redondo Beach practice, Dr. Vinick has helped several patients heal from back problems. If you are struggling with back pain, you've probably been tempted to take some medications to decrease the pain. You should recognize that research shows that chiropractic care is oftentimes a better choice than drugs when it comes to alleviating this common type of issue.
In a report published in the journal Spine researchers included 101 people who had suffered back pain for more than 48 hours. Each one was then designated to one of three groups. The first group, which was made up of 37 patients, received chiropractic treatment and a placebo of the drug diclofenac. The second group of 38 participants received sham chiropractic treatments and the real drug. The third group of 25 people served as the control as those subjects engaged in sham chiropractic care and also received the placebo, thus having no real treatment at all.
Both of the groups that received some form of treatment, whether through chiropractic care or the drug diclofenac, fared better than the control subjects who had no actual therapy. However, when the two active groups were compared to one another, the subjects who received chiropractic had improvements that were "significantly better" than those who took the drug.
Because chiropractic is non-invasive and doesn't use drugs, it helps enhance healing without adverse effects. For example, NSAIDs can result in ulcers, heart problems, and other serious health issues. Plus, the health benefits of chiropractic care 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 care is for you. Call and make 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.