In our Pinole practice, Dr. Jung has helped many patients recover from back pain. If you are suffering from back pain, you've probably been tempted to take some medications to decrease the pain. You should understand that research indicates that chiropractic care is often a better approach than drugs when it comes to relieving this common type of pain.
In a 2013 study published in the journal Spine experts included 101 subjects who had experienced back pain for at least 48 hours. Each person was then assigned to one of three groups. The first group, which consisted of 37 patients, received chiropractic treatment and a placebo of the drug diclofenac. The second group of 38 patients received sham chiropractic treatments and the genuine drug. The third group of 25 people acted as the control as those individuals engaged in sham chiropractic and also received the placebo, thus having no real treatment at all.
All of the people who received some form of treatment, whether through chiropractic care or the medication, fared better than the control subjects who had no actual care. However, when the two active groups were compared to each other, the patients who received chiropractic adjustments had improvements that were "significantly better" than those who took the drug diclofenac.
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, high blood pressure, and other serious health concerns. Plus, the 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 get help for your back pain naturally, then chiropractic care is for you. Call and make an appointment in our Pinole office with Dr. Jung today at (510) 243-7500. We'll help improve 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.