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Chiropractic Better Than Drugs for Back Pain

Don't Choose Drugs for Back Pain

In our Waldorf, MD practice, Dr. Lipsitz has helped countless people heal from back problems. If you suffer from back pain, you've probably been tempted to take drugs to relieve the pain. You should know that studies have shown that chiropractic care is usually a better choice than drugs when it comes to alleviating this common type of problem.

In a 2013 study published in the journal Spine researchers included 101 subjects who had experienced back pain for more than two days. Each individual was then designated to one of three groups. The first group, which was made up of 37 individuals, received chiropractic care and a placebo of the NSAID diclofenac. The second group of 38 individuals received fake chiropractic adjustments and the actual drug. The third group of 25 people acted as the control as those subjects received sham chiropractic and also received the placebo, thus having no real treatment whatsoever.

All of the participants who received some type of treatment, whether through chiropractic care or the NSAID, fared better than the control group who had no real therapy. However, when the two active groups were compared to each other, the patients who received chiropractic had results that were "significantly better" than those who took the drug diclofenac.

Chiropractic: Natural Healing

Because chiropractic is non-invasive and involves no use of medication, it helps promote healing without unwanted side effects. For instance, NSAIDs can result in ulcers, hypertension, and other serious health issues. Plus, the health benefits of chiropractic care last longer as it's purpose designed to resolve the source of the problem, 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 Waldorf, MD office with Dr. Lipsitz today at (301) 645-8898. We'll help relieve your back pain in a healthy way!

References

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.

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