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Don't Choose Drugs for Back Pain

Chiropractic More Effective than Drugs for Back Pain

In our Asheville office, Dr. Myers has helped many people recover from back pain. If you are struggling with back pain, you've most likely been tempted to take drugs to relieve the pain. You should recognize that studies have shown that chiropractic care is oftentimes a much healthier approach than drugs when it comes to alleviating this common type of problem.

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

Both of the groups that received some type of real treatment, whether through chiropractic or the drug diclofenac, fared better than the control group who had no real care. However, when the two active groups were compared to one another, the patients who received chiropractic care had results that were "significantly better" than those who took the medications.

Natural Healing with Chiropractic Care

Because chiropractic is non-invasive and doesn't use drugs, it helps promote healing without adverse effects. For example, anti-inflammatory drugs can result in ulcers, high blood pressure, and other serious health concerns. Plus, the benefits of chiropractic care last longer as it's purpose designed to correct 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 care is for you. Schedule an appointment in our Asheville office with Dr. Myers today at (828) 676-0963. We'll help ease your back problems 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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