Back Pain; Chiropractic Manipulation Vs Muscle Relaxants

January 6, 2011 by Dr. Ihsan O. Erhuy

Low Back Pain Study

A study published in the Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapy looked at the efficacy of chiropractic manipulation over muscle relaxants for subacute lower back pain.  The design of the study was a randomized, double blind clinical trial. The study was done on 192 people that had low back pain for 2 to 6 weeks.  The people were divided into 3 groups; 1st group received chiropractic manipulations, 2nd group received muscle relaxants and the 3rd group got a placebo.

Low Back Pain Study Results

The results showed that chiropractic manipulation was more beneficial for low back pain than both muscle relaxants and placebo when patients responded to the Global Impression of Severity Scale questionnaire.

What this study indicates to us is that chiropractic care should be the first line of care when a patient is having low back pain. Chiropractic care has the lowest risk with the highest patient satisfaction when treating low back pain. If you have questions about your low back pain or want more information please feel free to contact us anytime.  Our offices are in Centennial, Littleton, and Aurora CO which is conveniently close to Highlands Ranch CO, Parker CO, Denver CO, Englewood CO, Greenwood Village CO, and Aurora CO

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