Chiropractic Care Better Than Medication for Back Pain

Over 75% of adults in the United States experience back trouble at some point in their lifetime, and we see many people in our Omaha, NE office with this common condition. Sadly, many men and women don't know that chiropractic is understood to be one of the most effective and safest ways to treat back disorders.

A 2004 study from Georgia investigated 192 patients with low back pain lasting from 2 to 6 weeks. The individuals were split into 3 groups: those who received a placebo and sham chiropractic adjustments, those who received a muscle relaxant and sham chiropractic adjustments, and those who received 7 real chiropractic adjustments over the course of the study.

At the end of the one month study, the doctors found that the sufferers who had been given the real chiropractic adjustments experienced substantially more pain reduction and diminished severity of symptoms in comparison to the other testing groups.

In addition, muscle relaxants have problematic side effects that include drowsiness, dry mouth, and a number of them can even result in drug dependency.

Though a muscle relaxant medication might momentarily reduce discomfort, it isn't a long-term treatment for back discomfort. In our chiropractic office in Omaha, NE, Spinal Balance Health Center works to get to the organic reason behind your suffering and uses safe chiropractic adjustments to correct the problem in your spine to get you pain-free.

Call our office now at (402) 452-3400 for an appointment or consultation .

Hoiriis KT, Pfleger B, McDuffie FC, et al. A randomized clinical trial comparing chiropractic adjustments to muscle relaxants for subacute low back pain. Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics 2004;27:388-398.