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Drug Combinations for McHenry Back Pain and Sciatica Not Effective

How great it would be to take a pill – or maybe better: a combination of pills! - and have your McHenry back pain or neck pain disappear right now? You are not alone! Spengel Chiropractic can understand. Pain disrupts our flow. Back pain keeps many McHenry back pain sufferers from working and from playing and from doing activities of daily living that must be done (dressing, cooking, walking, doing laundry, etc.). When back pain affects you or a loved one or friend, visit Spengel Chiropractic for relief and chiropractic advice regarding how to manage it without drugs when or if drugs are not doing what you need or are not in your treatment plan.

NOT WELL SUPPORTED: DRUG COMBINATIONS

Incorporating drugs in the treatment plan may work for some back pain sufferers and not others. Pills may give relief for a few hours, days, weeks, months or not any. A recent Cochrane Review, one of the most highly respected medical review systems in the world, stated that a drug combination, though possibly better for more pain relief, for low back pain and sciatica is not supported. There is no clear evidence, as a matter of fact there is a lack of studies and overall low quality of evidence, that backs drug combinations for low back pain and sciatica. Additionally, the risk of adverse effects is less with single drug therapy over combined. (1) Have you experienced a let-down from prescribed medications for your back pain? It is ok. Spengel Chiropractic cares for back pain sufferers like you.

RECOMMENDED: SPINAL MANIPULATION

Spengel Chiropractic’s use of the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management which integrates a specialized type of spinal manipulation has assisted countless McHenry back pain sufferers obtain relief of their back pain. Spinal manipulation is recommended as first line treatment of back pain by the American College of Physicians and the American Board of Family Physicians. (2) Cox® Technic has demonstrated in federally funded spinal research studies to reduce intradiscal pressures, widen the intervertebral canal area, and increase disc height. (3,4) In clinical studies, Cox® Technic has shown that back pain relief comes in 29 days and 12 visits. Of course, more severe disc herniations and spinal stenosis may take longer than these averages, but relief comes. (5) For many back pain sufferers, 50% relief would be most welcome. How about you?        

RESEARCH SUPPORTED: CHONDROITIN SULFATE, TURMERIC AND CURCUMIN

To heighten the relief and help our McHenry back pain patients, Spengel Chiropractic integrates supplements into the McHenry chiropractic treatment plan. Natural substances like spinal disc-supporting chondroitin sulfate – shown to have “genuine anti-inflammatory properties (6) - and back pain-relieving turmeric and curcumin are helpful in the short-term as well as long term. Spengel Chiropractic is prepared to help you find the right combination of treatment ways to reduce your back pain.

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Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Dan Shuman on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he describes his pain relieving treatment following the guidelines of the Cox® Technic System for a patient suffering with sciatic leg pain.

Schedule your McHenry chiropractic appointment at Spengel Chiropractic soon. Together, we will find the right combination to maximize your McHenry back pain relief. It is not a pill combination, but it is gentle and effective chiropractic care.

Spengel Chiropractic uses research supported chiropractic care including spinal manipulation which may be found useful when non-research supported drug combinations don’t work.  
 
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