A Safer Alternative To Ibuprofen For Back Pain

Back pain is one of the world’s most common problems, and it does result in the most cases of disability globally. Unfortunately, one of the most common coping mechanisms, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) such as ibuprofen, may be causing additional problems while providing very little benefit. Consider the results of a study involving more than 6,000 patients.

A Study of Back Pain and NSAIDs

The study wasn’t trying to minimalize the value of pain relievers when it comes to assisting people who are in pain with mitigating that symptom. However, pain medications do nothing to correct the underlying problem. This means that while these medications may provide some pain relief in the short-term, they are not the solution to the problem.

Another thing to consider is that these drugs have side effects. For example, according to the study, someone on NSAIDs is 250% more likely to have a stomach problem than someone who is not taking this type of medication to deal with back pain.

Something Better than Medication for Back Pain

If you are one of the millions suffering from back pain, don’t feel that the only way to get relief is from a bottle. Not only do these medications cause unwanted side effects, but they also do not address the underlying problem. What is a common cause of back pain?

Believe it or not, back pain often begins in the neck. When the atlas (top bone in the spine) becomes misaligned, the rest of the spine shifts to compensate. Since the pain will often occur where the biggest adjustments take place, the lower or mid back may be where the pain occurs despite the initial problem being in the neck.

When the atlas is gently realigned by a precise upper cervical adjustment, many find that back pain gradually lessens and goes away. Upper cervical chiropractors use extremely gentle adjustment methods to achieve these results. If you or a loved one are suffering from back pain, call the Howard Chiropractic Clinic (920)434-2221, to schedule an appointment or speak with one of our doctors about how our state-of-the-art treatments can help eliminate back pain.

Article courtesy of www.uppercervicalawareness.com