While treatments for low back pain vary from drugs to chiropractic visits, empirical evidence heavily favors chiropractic treatments over other forms.
As the fifth most common reason for office visits in the US, and the second most common symptomatic reason, low back pain is the reason why many people are seeing a chiropractor in Beavercreek, Ohio.
Studies Favor Chiropractic Treatments
In a recent study on treating low back pain, doctors compared the pain relieving effects of prescription muscle relaxants to those of chiropractic treatment. Using a raw score of 10 to calculate patient’s low back pain, patients reported a 1.99 reduction in pain when using prescription muscle relaxants for 8 weeks.
After 8 weeks of chiropractic therapy, patients reported a 9.03 reduction in their low back pain.
Chiropractic treatments far outperform prescribed muscle relaxants by 457%. They are a far more effective and safe form of treatment than muscle relaxants, which are prone to being abused by patients and have many documented side effects.*
How Chiropractic Adjustments Help
Chiropractors employ safe and proven methods for treating low back pain, and one of the best skills in their arsenal is the chiropractic adjustment.
The cause of a lot of low back pain can be rooted back to spinal misalignment (many times due to poor posture), which puts undo pressure on the nerves. Chiropractic adjustments return the spine to its proper alignment and relieve that pressure on the nerves, which can result in both immediate and longer-term pain relief.
It is a simple and quick way to help you relieve your low back pain without having to risk suffering the side effects attributed to the use of muscle relaxants.
Get The Treatment You Need Today
It is estimated that 75-85 percent of people will suffer from some sort of low back pain in their lifetime. Many people will suffer from it chronically for a large portion of their adult life. As technology makes us live more sedentary lives, and many Americans continue to work office jobs that keep them seated for most of the day, the problem of low back pain doesn’t appear to be going anywhere anytime soon.
If you or someone you know is suffering from acute or chronic low back pain, call Dr. Scott Ferguson at Health by Logic to get on your way to relief today.
*The Side Effects of Muscle Relaxants
The known side effects associated with prescription muscle relaxants are (according to Drugs.com):
- Blurred or double vision or any change in vision; dizziness or lightheadedness; drowsiness.
- Fainting; fast heartbeat; fever; hive-like swellings (large) on face, eyelids, mouth, lips, and/or tongue; mental depression; shortness of breath, troubled breathing, tightness in chest, and/or wheezing; skin rash, hives, itching, or redness; slow heartbeat (methocarbamol injection only); stinging or burning of eyes; stuffy nose and red or bloodshot eyes.
- Abdominal or stomach cramps or pain; clumsiness or unsteadiness; confusion; constipation; diarrhea; excitement, nervousness, restlessness, or irritability; flushing or redness of face; headache; heartburn; hiccups; muscle weakness; nausea or vomiting; pain or peeling of skin at place of injection (methocarbamol only); trembling; trouble in sleeping; uncontrolled movements of eyes (methocarbamol injection only).
- Blood in urine; bloody or black, tarry stools; convulsions (seizures) (methocarbamol injection only); cough or hoarseness; fast or irregular breathing; lower back or side pain; muscle cramps or pain (not present before treatment or more painful than before treatment); painful or difficult urination; pain, tenderness, heat, redness, or swelling over a blood vessel (vein) in arm or leg (methocarbamol injection only); pinpoint red spots on skin; puffiness or swelling of the eyelids or around the eyes; sores, ulcers, or white spots on lips or in mouth; sore throat and fever with or without chills; swollen and/or painful glands; unusual bruising or bleeding; unusual tiredness or weakness; vomiting of blood or material that looks like coffee grounds; yellow eyes or skin.