In our Harleysville, PA practice, Dr. Szilagyi has helped countless patients recover from back pain. If you are struggling with back pain, you've most likely been tempted to take drugs to decrease the pain. You should understand that research indicates that chiropractic is usually a better alternative than drugs when it comes to relieving this common type of pain.
In a 2013 report published in the medical journal Spine experts included 101 people who had suffered back pain for at least two days. Each patient was then assigned to one of three groups. The first group, which was made up of 37 patients, received chiropractic care and a placebo of the non-steroidal, anti-inflammatory drug diclofenac. The second group of 38 patients received fake chiropractic treatments and the actual drug. The third group of 25 people served as the control as those subjects engaged in sham chiropractic care and also received the placebo, thus having no real treatment at all.
Both of the groups that received some form of real treatment, whether through chiropractic care or the drug diclofenac, fared better than the control patients who had no actual treatment. However, when the two active groups were compared to each other, the people who received chiropractic adjustments had results that were "significantly better" than those who took the medications.
Because chiropractic care is non-invasive and involves no use of medication, it helps promote healing without undesirable 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 intended to resolve the source of the spinal interference, not just treat the symptoms.
If you're ready to get help for your back pain naturally, then chiropractic care is for you. Schedule an appointment in our Harleysville, PA office with Dr. Szilagyi today at (215) 256-4345. We'll help improve 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.