Chiropractic Better Than Drugs for Back Pain

Don't Choose Drugs for Back Pain

In our Mid-Wilshire, LA practice, Dr. Joseph Hakimi has helped countless patients heal from back pain. If you suffer from back pain, you've most likely been tempted to take some medications to decrease the discomfort. You should recognize that studies have shown that chiropractic is usually a better approach than drugs when it comes to alleviating this common type of problem.

In a 2013 report published in the medical journal Spine experts included 101 people who had suffered back pain for at least 48 hours. Each individual was then designated to one of three groups. The first group, which was made up of 37 patients, received chiropractic treatment and a placebo of the non-steroidal, anti-inflammatory drug diclofenac. The second group of 38 participants received sham chiropractic treatments and the actual drug. The third group of 25 people served as the control as those subjects received sham chiropractic care and also received the placebo, thus having no real care at all.

Both of the groups that received some form of treatment, whether through chiropractic care 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 subjects who received chiropractic had results that were "significantly better" than those who took the medications.

Natural Healing with Chiropractic Care

Because chiropractic care is non-invasive and involves no use of medication, it helps enhance healing without unwanted side effects. For example, anti-inflammatory drugs can result in ulcers, hypertension, 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 symptoms.

If you're ready to get help for your back pain naturally, then chiropractic is for you. Schedule an appointment in our Mid-Wilshire, LA office with Dr. Joseph Hakimi today at (213) 984-4575. We'll help improve 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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