In our Waldorf, MD practice, Dr. Lipsitz has helped several patients heal from back problems. If you are dealing with back pain, you've probably been tempted to take drugs to decrease the pain. You should know that research shows that chiropractic care is often 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 experienced back pain for at least two days. Each individual was then designated to one of three groups. The first group, which consisted of 37 patients, received chiropractic treatment and a placebo of the medication diclofenac. The second group of 38 individuals received sham chiropractic treatments and the real drug. The third group of 25 people acted as the control as those subjects received sham chiropractic care and also received the placebo, thus having no real treatment whatsoever.
All of the participants who received some type of real treatment, whether through chiropractic care or the medication, fared better than the control patients who had no real care. However, when the two active groups were compared to each other, the people who received chiropractic had results that were "significantly better" than those who took the drug.
Because chiropractic care is non-invasive and involves no use of medication, it helps enhance healing without adverse effects. For instance, NSAIDs can result in ulcers, heart problems, and other serious health complications. Plus, the health benefits of chiropractic last longer as it's intended to resolve the source of the problem, not just treat the signs and 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 Waldorf, MD office with Dr. Lipsitz today at (301) 645-8898. 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.