Dr. Ken Offers Relief for Lower Back Pain in Allen, TX

Before people reach for that bottle of muscle relaxants, anit-inflammatories or ibuprofin or prescription pain medicine, they should consider recent evidence that shows that chiropractic care is more effective than drugs for back pain. A study compared chiropractic adjustments vs. muscle relaxants for the treatment of low back pain.

One hundred ninety-two patients with low back pain were assigned to one of two intervention groups (adjustments with placebo medicine or muscle relaxants with sham adjustments) or to a control group (sham adjustments with placebo medicine). Chiropractic adjustments were used to treat the low back area of the spine. Adjustments were performed with each subject in a facedown or side-lying position on a back pain treatment table. The adjustments were applied over the course of two weeks and followed by a final assessment visit two weeks later to see if the patients’ back pain had been resolved.

The results: After two weeks, chiropractic adjustments proved to be more effective than placebo in reducing low back pain and more effective than muscle relaxants and placebo in reducing low back pain.

“This study identified a sample population of subacute back pain sufferers for which chiropractic care provided an equally effective management to the conservative medical care of muscle relaxants,” wrote the researchers. Persons suffering from low back pain can receive this effective treatment by making an appointment with Dr. Kenneth Wilson, D.C. to help resolve low back pain condition.

Dr. Wilson’s efforts and patients’ testimonies speak for themselves.

“I suffered with low back pain for 20-plus years. It wasn’t until I decided to give chiropractic and try and chose Dr. Wilson as my Chiropractor that my back pain finally went away! I’m able to be more active with my family than any other time in the last 20 years! Thank you Dr. Wilson.” Dave R. Allen, Texas

For more information on low back pain treatment and other studies highlighting the benefits of chiropractic for back pain sufferers, please visit http://www.TreeOfLifeSpine.com, call the office at (214) 547-7234.

Reference: 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 July-August 2004; 27(6): 388-98.



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