In our Yakima office, Dr. Covington has helped countless people recover from back pain. If you are struggling with back pain, you've most likely been tempted to take some medications to reduce the discomfort. You should know that studies have shown that chiropractic care is usually a much healthier choice than drugs when it comes to relieving 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 two days. Each person was then designated to one of three groups. The first group, which consisted of 37 patients, received chiropractic treatment and a placebo of the drug diclofenac. The second group of 38 patients received fake chiropractic treatments and the genuine drug. The third group of 25 people acted as the control as those individuals engaged in sham chiropractic care and also received the placebo, thus having no real treatment whatsoever.
Both of the groups that received some form of treatment, whether through chiropractic or the drug diclofenac, fared better than the control group who had no actual therapy. However, when the two active groups were compared to one another, the people who received chiropractic adjustments had improvements that were "significantly better" than those who took the drug diclofenac.
Because chiropractic is non-invasive and involves no use of medication, it helps enhance healing without adverse effects. For instance, NSAIDs can result in ulcers, hypertension, and other serious health issues. Plus, the benefits of chiropractic care last longer as it's purpose designed to resolve the source of the spinal interference, not just treat the signs and symptoms.
If you're ready to get help for your back pain naturally, then chiropractic is for you. Schedule an appointment in our Yakima office with Dr. Covington today at (509) 895-7535. 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.