Here in our Port Coquitlam practice, Northside Chiropractic has helped many people heal from back problems. If you are suffering from back pain, you've probably been tempted to take some medications to decrease the pain. You should know that studies have shown that chiropractic care is oftentimes a much healthier alternative than drugs when it comes to relieving this particular type of pain.
In a 2013 report published in the medical journal Spine researchers included 101 men and women who had experienced back pain for more than 48 hours. Each patient was then designated to one of three groups. The first group, which consisted of 37 people, received chiropractic care and a placebo of the medication diclofenac. The second group of 38 individuals received fake chiropractic adjustments and the actual drug. The third group of 25 people served as the control as those individuals engaged in sham chiropractic care and also received the placebo, thus having no real care at all.
Both of the groups that received some form of real treatment, whether through chiropractic or the drug diclofenac, fared better than the control patients who had no actual care. However, when the two active groups were compared to each other, the subjects who received chiropractic adjustments 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 undesirable side effects. For instance, NSAIDs can result in ulcers, heart problems, and other serious health complications. 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 address your back pain naturally, then chiropractic care is for you. Make an appointment in our Port Coquitlam office with Northside Chiropractic today at (604) 941-4596. 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.