In our Parkland, FL practice, Dr. Neil Scharf has helped countless patients heal from back problems. If you suffer from back pain, you've probably been tempted to take drugs to relieve the pain. You should know that research shows that chiropractic care is oftentimes a much healthier choice than drugs when it comes to alleviating this specific type of problem.
In a 2013 study published in the medical journal Spine experts included 101 individuals who had suffered back pain for at least two days. Each person was then designated to one of three groups. The first group, which was made up of 37 people, received chiropractic care and a placebo of the non-steroidal, anti-inflammatory drug diclofenac. The second group of 38 participants received sham chiropractic adjustments and the actual drug. The third group of 25 individuals served as the control as those subjects engaged in sham chiropractic care 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 actual care. However, when the two active groups were compared to one another, the subjects who received chiropractic adjustments had results that were "significantly better" than those who took the drug.
Because chiropractic care is non-invasive and involves no use of medication, it helps promote healing without negative side effects. For instance, NSAIDs can result in ulcers, hypertension, and other serious health concerns. Plus, the health benefits of chiropractic care last longer as it's designed to correct the source of the spinal interference, 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 Parkland, FL office with Dr. Neil Scharf today at (954) 227-0088. We'll help relieve 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.