In our Capitol Hill, Washington DC office, Dr. Moses Ogbemudia has helped many patients recover from back problems. If you suffer from back pain, you've probably been tempted to take drugs to reduce the discomfort. You should recognize that research indicates that chiropractic is oftentimes a much healthier approach than drugs when it comes to alleviating this common type of problem.
In a 2013 study published in the medical journal Spine experts included 101 men and women who had experienced back pain for at least 48 hours. Each individual was then designated 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 participants received sham chiropractic treatments and the actual drug. The third group of 25 people served as the control as those individuals engaged in sham chiropractic care and also received the placebo, thus having no real care at all.
Both of the groups that received some type of real treatment, whether through chiropractic care or the drug diclofenac, fared better than the control patients who had no real therapy. However, when the two active groups were compared to one another, the patients who received chiropractic care had improvements that were "significantly better" than those who took the medications.
Because chiropractic care is non-invasive and involves no use of medication, it helps promote healing without undesirable side effects. For instance, anti-inflammatory drugs can result in ulcers, heart problems, and other serious health complications. Plus, the benefits of chiropractic 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. Make an appointment in our Capitol Hill, Washington DC office with Dr. Moses Ogbemudia today at (202) 546-2000. We'll help ease 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.