In our Moon Township practice, Dr. Spiropoulos 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 reduce the discomfort. You should know that research indicates that chiropractic is oftentimes a much healthier alternative than drugs when it comes to relieving this common 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 patient was then assigned to one of three groups. The first group, which was made up of 37 patients, received chiropractic treatment and a placebo of the drug diclofenac. The second group of 38 patients received fake chiropractic adjustments and the real drug. The third group of 25 individuals acted as the control as those subjects received sham chiropractic care and also received the placebo, thus having no real care whatsoever.
Both of the groups that received some form of actual treatment, whether through chiropractic or the medication, fared better than the control patients who had no real treatment. However, when the two active groups were compared to one another, the subjects who received chiropractic adjustments had improvements that were "significantly better" than those who took the drug.
Because chiropractic care is non-invasive and involves no use of medication, it helps enhance healing without adverse effects. For example, anti-inflammatory drugs can result in ulcers, high blood pressure, and other serious health concerns. Plus, the health benefits of chiropractic last longer as it's intended 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 Moon Township office with Dr. Spiropoulos today at (724) 513-0521. We'll help relieve your back pain 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.