Here in our Humble practice, Dr. Groneck has helped several people heal from back pain. If you are suffering from back pain, you've probably been tempted to take drugs to decrease the pain. You should recognize that studies have shown that chiropractic is oftentimes a better choice than drugs when it comes to relieving this common type of pain.
In a 2013 study published in the medical journal Spine experts included 101 individuals who had suffered back pain for more than 48 hours. 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 NSAID diclofenac. The second group of 38 participants received sham chiropractic treatments 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 care at all.
All of the participants who received some form of actual treatment, whether through chiropractic care or the drug diclofenac, fared better than the control subjects who had no real care. However, when the two active groups were compared to each other, the people 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 instance, NSAIDs can result in ulcers, heart problems, and other serious health issues. Plus, the health benefits of chiropractic care last longer as it's purpose 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 care is for you. Call and make an appointment in our Humble office with Dr. Groneck today at (281) 540-7201. 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.