Monday, March 13, 2017

Low Back Pain: Adjustments Superior to Muscle Relaxants

        A study published in the Journal of Manipulative and Physiologic Therapeutics revealed the superiority of adjustments when compared to prescription muscle relaxants in 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).

        After just two weeks, chiropractic adjustments with placebo medicine proved to be more effective than sham adjustments and placebo medicine and muscle relaxants and placebo adjustments in reducing low back pain.  Overall, further improvement was seen in patients' low back pain severity after four weeks as judged by each outcome measure.  Therefore, if your lower back pain is not responding to muscle relaxants prescribed by your doctor, contact our office.

Thatcher Chiropractic is located at 3535 American Drive near the intersection at Austin Bluffs Parkway and Academy Boulevard in Colorado Springs, Colorado 80917.  For more information, you can visit our website:  If you have additional questions or wish to schedule an appointment, please feel free to contact us by phone at (719) 574-3700.

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