Here in our Texarkana, Atlanta practice, Dr. Swanson has helped countless patients heal from back pain. If you are suffering from back pain, you've most likely been tempted to take drugs to relieve the discomfort. You should understand that studies have shown that chiropractic care is oftentimes a better alternative than drugs when it comes to relieving this common type of issue.
In a study published in the journal Spine experts included 101 individuals who had suffered back pain for at least two days. Each patient was then designated to one of three groups. The first group, which consisted of 37 patients, received chiropractic care and a placebo of the non-steroidal, anti-inflammatory drug diclofenac. The second group of 38 participants received sham chiropractic adjustments and the genuine drug. The third group of 25 individuals served as the control as those subjects engaged in sham chiropractic care and also received the placebo, thus having no real treatment whatsoever.
Both of the groups that received some form of actual treatment, whether through chiropractic 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 had improvements that were "significantly better" than those who took the drug.
Because chiropractic is non-invasive and involves no use of medication, it helps promote healing without undesirable side effects. For instance, anti-inflammatory drugs can result in ulcers, high blood pressure, and other serious health concerns. Plus, the benefits of chiropractic last longer as it's purpose designed to resolve the source of the problem, not just treat the signs and symptoms.
If you're ready to get help for your back pain naturally, then chiropractic is for you. Make an appointment in our Texarkana, Atlanta office with Dr. Swanson today at (903) 792-2060. 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.