Are Medications the Best Treatment for Back Pain?
Why medications may not be the best treatment for back pain.
When you're experiencing back pain, many of us think to reach for the painkillers.
Are pain medications really the best and safest option for back pain?
Let's take a look some of the common painkillers and their possible side-effects, then look at alternatives.
me of the side effects of painkillers include by class include:
Organ damage (kidney, liver)
Ulcers and stomach bleeds
Nausea and vomiting
Balance and concentration issues
Lowered immune system
Tolerance and addiction
Elevated blood pressure
Elevated blood sugar
Suppression of the immune system
Damage to local tissues
Past research has demonstrated gentle chiropractic an effective treatment for back pain; however a recent encouraging study in favor of chiropractic over meds finds that with one NSAID, diclofenac, "spinal manipulation was significantly better than nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug diclofenac and clinically superior to placebo."
Chiropractic continues to address the CAUSE of pain, rather than just dulling symptoms.
If you're searching for safe, effective, lasting relief of back pain, chiropractic may help. Call our office today to learn more.
von Heymann W, Schloemer P, et al. Spinal HVLA-manipulation in acute nonspecific LBP: A double blinded randomized controlled trial in comparison with diclofenac and placebo. Spine 2012; doi: 10.1097/BRS.0b013e318275d09c.
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