Pain Relief; Chiropractic Proven to be 5 Times Better than NSAID Pain Relievers

Time to rethink pain relief in the form of NSAIDs like aspirin, ibuprofen and celebrex.

One of the top medical journals in the world showed Chiropractic to be five times better at reducing back and neck pain than the strong pain relievers Celebrex and Vioxx.

The Journal of the Spine study* took place in 2003 before the potent pain relief medication called Vioxx caused safety concerns that pulled the drug from commercial purchase. Vioxx was removed from shelves on October 1, 2004, after being shown to significantly increase the risk of heart attacks and strokes among users. (In 2003 Vioxx was prescribed to more than 117,400 medical card holders in Ireland.)**

NSAIDs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) like Vioxx and Celebrex, cause concern due to their toxicity and side effects. (Over the counter NSAIDs include aspirin, ibuprofen (advil, Motrin, Nuprin) and naproxen (Aleve, Naprosyn))

Pain Relief; Chiropractic Proven to be 5 Times Better than NSAID Pain RelieversPain relief drugs never get to the cause of pain and inflammation. Every cause has an effect. Proper health care involves locating causes and addressing them appropriately. Addressing causes properly will naturally produce healing and diminish effects.

The comparative study also revealed that spinal adjustments achieved better results than acupuncture for those in pain.

This particular study even weighted the division of patients by assigning those with the worst conditions to the Chiropractic group. Study participants experienced chronic back pain for anywhere between three and eight years and those with chronic pain for the longest period of time were assigned to Chiropractors.

Those experiencing the worst conditions experienced the greatest results. 27.3% of patients receiving Chiropractic adjustments reported being asymptomatic after nine weeks of treatment. Only 5% of those using NSAIDs believed their symptoms had dissipated.

Chiropractic care proved five times more effective than dangerous drug use.

Find a reputable Chiropractor in your area. In Cork visit Optimal Chiropractic or call 021 487 8465

*Spine (Philadelphia, PA 1976) July 15th 2003;28(14)1490-502;discussion 1502-3
“Chronic spinal pain: a randomized clinical trial comparing medication, acupuncture, and spinal manipulation.” L.G. Giles, R. Muller
**Irish Vioxx users join legal fight for damages Jan 17 2006, The Irish Times
Research compiled by Dr. Dan Sullivan D.C.

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Dr. Benjamin Martin is a Chiropractor and speaker on Health and Wellbeing. Ben is regularly called on to discuss health topics and chiropractic on radio, tv and press. His promise is to adjust and educate as many families as possible towards optimal health. His work changes lives and has restored people's quality of life.
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