Chiropractic More Effective than Drugs for Back Pain

Chiropractic More Effective than Drugs for Back Pain

In our Killeen, TX practice, Dr. Dorn has helped countless people heal from back pain. If you are suffering from 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 specific type of problem.

In a 2013 study published in the journal Spine researchers included 101 men and women who had experienced back pain for at least two days. Each patient was then designated to one of three groups. The first group, which was made up of 37 people, received chiropractic treatment and a placebo of the non-steroidal, anti-inflammatory drug diclofenac. The second group of 38 participants received fake chiropractic treatments and the genuine drug. The third group of 25 subjects acted as the control as those individuals engaged in sham chiropractic and also received the placebo, thus having no real care whatsoever.

Both of the groups that received some form of actual treatment, whether through chiropractic or the drug diclofenac, fared better than the control subjects who had no real therapy. However, when the two active groups were compared to one another, the people who received chiropractic adjustments had improvements that were "significantly better" than those who took the medications.

Chiropractic Promotes Natural Healing

Because chiropractic care is non-invasive and involves no use of medication, it helps enhance healing without adverse effects. For example, NSAIDs can result in ulcers, heart problems, and other serious health concerns. Plus, the benefits of chiropractic care last longer as it's intended to resolve the source of the spinal interference, not just treat the symptoms.

If you're ready to address your back pain naturally, then chiropractic care is for you. Schedule an appointment in our Killeen, TX office with Dr. Dorn today at (254) 690-7090. We'll help improve your back pain in a healthy way!

References

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.

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