Chiropractic Superior To Medication for Back Problems

More than 3 out of 4 people in the United States suffer from back problems at some point in their lifetime, and we see many sufferers in our Grants Pass office with this common problem. Sadly, many men and women don't know that chiropractic is regarded as one of the very best and safest ways to treat back problems.

A 2004 study from Georgia examined 192 patients with low back pain lasting from several weeks. The individuals were split up into three 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 course of the study.

At the completion of the 30 day study, the researchers discovered that the sufferers who obtained the real chiropractic adjustments reported significantly more pain reduction and decreased severity of symptoms when compared to the other testing groups.

Additionally, muscle relaxants have significant adverse effects that may include drowsiness, dry mouth, and a number of them can even contribute to dependency.

While a muscle relaxant prescription might momentarily reduce discomfort, it isn't a permanent treatment for back ache. In our clinic in Grants Pass, Dr. David Ray works to get to the underlying reasons behind your suffering and uses safe chiropractic adjustments to eliminate the problem in your spine to get you pain-free.

Call our office today at (541) 955-7246 for a consultation with Dr. David Ray.

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.