Chiropractic manipulation or medication for low back pain

What do you do when your lower back suddenly starts hurting enough to cause you to miss work and other activities? You may be tempted to try an easy fix by taking the pain medication in your medicine cabinet, but a recent study suggests you may be better off seeing a chiropractor or osteopathic physician for spinal manipulation instead.

A new study published in Spine revealed that treating acute, non-specific lower back pain with spinal manipulation therapy is more effective than the non-steroidal anti- inflammatory drug Diclofenac.1 Diclofenac 12.5 mg has been shown to be more effective than Ibuprofen 200 mg for lower back pain relief in an earlier study.2

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