In our Livermore clinic, Haque Chiropractic Inc. has helped several people heal from back pain. If you are dealing with back pain, you've probably been tempted to take some medications to decrease the pain. You should know that research shows that chiropractic is often a better alternative than drugs when it comes to alleviating this particular type of pain.
In a report published in the journal Spine experts included 101 men and women who had experienced back pain for more than 48 hours. Each individual was then assigned to one of three groups. The first group, which was made up of 37 patients, received chiropractic care and a placebo of the medication diclofenac. The second group of 38 individuals received fake chiropractic treatments and the genuine drug. The third group of 25 subjects acted as the control as those subjects received sham chiropractic and also received the placebo, thus having no real care whatsoever.
All of the patients who received some type of treatment, whether through chiropractic or the drug diclofenac, fared better than the control patients who had no real treatment. 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 medications.
Because chiropractic is non-invasive and doesn't use drugs, it helps enhance healing without undesirable side effects. For example, anti-inflammatory drugs can result in ulcers, hypertension, and other serious health complications. Plus, the 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 get help for your back pain naturally, then chiropractic is for you. Make an appointment in our Livermore office with Haque Chiropractic Inc. today at (925) 960-1960. We'll help improve your back problems 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.