Chiropractic Care Better Than Medication for Back Pain
More than 3 out of 4 adults in the US suffer from back trouble at some point in their life time, and we see many people in our Charlotte, NC office with this common issue. Unfortunately, many men and women don't know that chiropractic adjustments are understood to be one of the very best and safest methods to treat back conditions.
A 2004 study from Georgia looked at 192 patients with low back pain lasting from several weeks. The individuals were split into 3 groups: those who received a placebo and sham chiropractic adjustments, those who were given a muscle relaxant and sham chiropractic adjustments, and those who received 7 real chiropractic adjustments over the duration of the study.
At the end of the one month study, the researchers found that the people who were given the real chiropractic adjustments documented substantially more pain reduction and decreased severity of symptoms in contrast to the other testing groups.
In addition, muscle relaxants have problematic reactions that may include sleepiness, dry mouth, and some of them can even contribute to addiction.
Even though a muscle relaxant prescription might temporarily reduce symptoms, it isn't a long-term treatment for back discomfort. In our office in Charlotte, NC, Dr. Gomez works to get to the core reasons behind your pain and uses safe chiropractic adjustments to eliminate the problem in your spine to get you pain-free and back to doing your daily acitivities.
Call our clinic today at (704) 377-0800 for an appointment with Dr. Gomez.
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.