In our Rockville office, Dr. Aazami has helped countless people recover from back pain. If you suffer from back pain, you've probably been tempted to take some medications to decrease the pain. You should recognize that studies have shown that chiropractic is oftentimes a better choice than drugs when it comes to alleviating this particular type of problem.
In a 2013 study published in the medical journal Spine researchers included 101 people who had experienced back pain for at least two days. Each individual was then designated to one of three groups. The first group, which was made up of 37 people, received chiropractic treatment and a placebo of the non-steroidal, anti-inflammatory drug diclofenac. The second group of 38 individuals received sham chiropractic adjustments and the genuine drug. The third group of 25 individuals acted as the control as those subjects engaged in sham chiropractic care and also received the placebo, thus having no real treatment whatsoever.
All of the patients who received some form of treatment, whether through chiropractic care or the drug diclofenac, fared better than the control patients who had no real treatment. However, when the two active groups were compared to each other, the people who received chiropractic care had improvements that were "significantly better" than those who took the medications.
Because chiropractic is non-invasive and doesn't use drugs, it helps enhance healing without adverse effects. For example, NSAIDs can result in ulcers, hypertension, and other serious health issues. Plus, the benefits of chiropractic care last longer as it's designed to correct the source of the problem, not just treat the symptoms.
If you're ready to address your back pain naturally, then chiropractic care is for you. Schedule an appointment in our Rockville office with Dr. Aazami today at (240) 221-2666. We'll help relieve 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.