Here in our Parkland office, Dr. Scharf has helped many patients heal from back problems. If you are dealing with back pain, you've most likely been tempted to take drugs to decrease the discomfort. You should know that studies have shown that chiropractic is oftentimes a much healthier choice than drugs when it comes to relieving this specific type of pain.
In a study published in the journal Spine researchers included 101 men and women who had experienced back pain for at least two days. Each person was then assigned to one of three groups. The first group, which was made up of 37 people, 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 genuine drug. The third group of 25 individuals acted as the control as those individuals engaged in sham chiropractic care and also received the placebo, thus having no real treatment whatsoever.
All of the people who received some type of real treatment, whether through chiropractic care or the NSAID, fared better than the control subjects who had no real treatment. However, when the two active groups were compared to one another, the people who received chiropractic care had results that were "significantly better" than those who took the drug.
Because chiropractic is non-invasive and doesn't use drugs, it helps enhance healing without unwanted side effects. For example, NSAIDs can result in ulcers, hypertension, and other serious health issues. Plus, the 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. Schedule an appointment in our Parkland office with Dr. Scharf today at (954) 227-0088. We'll help ease 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.