In our Corvallis practice, Dr. Lach has helped many patients heal from back problems. If you are suffering from back pain, you've most likely been tempted to take some medications to reduce the discomfort. You should understand that research shows that chiropractic care is often a much healthier approach than drugs when it comes to alleviating this common type of pain.
In a 2013 study published in the medical journal Spine researchers included 101 subjects who had experienced back pain for at least 48 hours. Each one was then assigned 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 patients received sham chiropractic treatments and the actual drug. The third group of 25 people served as the control as those subjects engaged in sham chiropractic and also received the placebo, thus having no real care at all.
All of the subjects who received some form of actual treatment, whether through chiropractic care or the medication, fared better than the control subjects who had no actual treatment. However, when the two active groups were compared to each other, the subjects who received chiropractic adjustments had improvements that were "significantly better" than those who took the drug diclofenac.
Because chiropractic is non-invasive and doesn't use drugs, it helps enhance healing without adverse effects. For instance, NSAIDs can result in ulcers, hypertension, and other serious health issues. Plus, the health 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 address your back pain naturally, then chiropractic is for you. Call and make an appointment in our Corvallis office with Dr. Lach today at (541) 754-1947. 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.