Here in our Port Coquitlam office, Northside Chiropractic has helped many people recover from back problems. If you are struggling with back pain, you've probably been tempted to take drugs to relieve the pain. You should understand that research shows that chiropractic care is usually a much healthier approach than drugs when it comes to relieving this particular type of problem.
In a 2013 report published in the journal Spine researchers included 101 subjects who had suffered back pain for at least 48 hours. Each individual was then designated to one of three groups. The first group, which consisted of 37 individuals, received chiropractic care and a placebo of the drug diclofenac. The second group of 38 individuals received fake chiropractic adjustments and the actual drug. The third group of 25 individuals acted as the control as those subjects engaged in sham chiropractic and also received the placebo, thus having no real treatment at all.
Both of the groups that received some type of actual treatment, whether through chiropractic or the NSAID, 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 results that were "significantly better" than those who took the drug diclofenac.
Because chiropractic is non-invasive and involves no use of medication, it helps enhance healing without adverse effects. For example, anti-inflammatory drugs can result in ulcers, heart problems, and other serious health issues. Plus, the benefits of chiropractic care last longer as it's intended 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. Call and make an appointment in our Port Coquitlam office with Northside Chiropractic today at (604) 941-4596. We'll help ease 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.