In our Massillon, OH office, Drs. Ken Haycock & Tim Vierheller has helped several patients recover from back pain. If you are struggling with back pain, you've probably been tempted to take some medications to reduce the pain. You should understand that research shows that chiropractic is oftentimes a much healthier approach than drugs when it comes to relieving this common type of problem.
In a 2013 report published in the medical journal Spine researchers included 101 men and women who had suffered 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 treatment and a placebo of the drug diclofenac. The second group of 38 patients received sham chiropractic adjustments and the genuine drug. The third group of 25 people served as the control as those individuals received sham chiropractic care and also received the placebo, thus having no real treatment at all.
All of the people who received some form of real treatment, whether through chiropractic or the medication, fared better than the control group who had no real therapy. However, when the two active groups were compared to one another, the subjects who received chiropractic care had results that were "significantly better" than those who took the drug diclofenac.
Because chiropractic care is non-invasive and doesn't use drugs, it helps promote healing without unwanted side effects. For example, anti-inflammatory drugs can result in ulcers, hypertension, and other serious health complications. Plus, the health benefits of chiropractic care last longer as it's designed to resolve the source of the problem, not just treat the symptoms.
If you're ready to get help for your back pain naturally, then chiropractic is for you. Call and make an appointment in our Massillon, OH office with Drs. Ken Haycock & Tim Vierheller today at (330) 833-2085. We'll help ease 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.