In our Shoreview, MN practice, Dr. Jane Steffen Bye has helped countless people heal from back pain. If you are suffering from back pain, you've most likely been tempted to take some medications to decrease the discomfort. You should understand that studies have shown that chiropractic care is often a better approach than drugs when it comes to relieving this common type of pain.
In a 2013 report published in the journal Spine experts included 101 people who had experienced back pain for more than two days. Each person was then assigned to one of three groups. The first group, which consisted of 37 individuals, received chiropractic care and a placebo of the drug diclofenac. The second group of 38 participants received fake chiropractic adjustments and the genuine drug. The third group of 25 subjects acted as the control as those individuals received sham chiropractic care and also received the placebo, thus having no real care at all.
All of the people who received some type of actual treatment, whether through chiropractic or the NSAID, fared better than the control group who had no actual therapy. However, when the two active groups were compared to one another, the people who received chiropractic care had improvements that were "significantly better" than those who took the drug diclofenac.
Because chiropractic care is non-invasive and doesn't use drugs, it helps enhance healing without negative side effects. For example, NSAIDs can result in ulcers, heart problems, and other serious health issues. Plus, the benefits of chiropractic last longer as it's intended to resolve the source of the spinal interference, not just treat the signs and symptoms.
If you're ready to address your back pain naturally, then chiropractic care is for you. Call and make an appointment in our Shoreview, MN office with Dr. Jane Steffen Bye today at (651) 483-4040. 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.