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Drug Combinations for Richmond 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 Richmond back pain or neck pain vanish immediately? You aren’t alone! Johnson Chiropractic can empathize. Pain upsets our lives. Back pain keeps many Richmond back pain sufferers from working and from playing and from doing activities of daily living that must be done (walking, showering, cooking, cleaning, dressing, etc.). When back pain bothers you or someone close to you, come to Johnson Chiropractic for relief and chiropractic tips about pain management without drugs when or if drugs are not doing what you need or are not in your treatment plan.

NOT CLEARLY SUPPORTED: DRUG COMBINATIONS

Having drugs in the treatment plan may be successful for some back pain sufferers and not others. Pills may give relief for some hours, days, weeks, months or not any. A recent Cochrane Review, one of the most highly respected medical review systems in the world, reported that a drug combination, though may be 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 shortage of studies and overall low quality of evidence, that supports drug combinations for low back pain and sciatica. Additionally, the risk of adverse effects is lower with single drug therapy over combined. (1) Have you had a let-down from prescribed medications for your back pain? It’s ok. Johnson Chiropractic works with back pain sufferers like you.

RECOMMENDED: SPINAL MANIPULATION

Johnson Chiropractic’s use of the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management which incorporates a specific type of spinal manipulation has assisted countless Richmond back pain sufferers find 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 projects to drop intradiscal pressures, widen the intervertebral canal area, and improve disc height. (3,4) In clinical studies, Cox® Technic has revealed that back pain relief happens in 29 days and 12 visits. Of course, more severe disc herniations and spinal stenosis may take more time than these averages, but relief happens. (5) For many back pain sufferers, 50% relief would be most welcome. What about you?        

RESEARCH SUPPORTED: CHONDROITIN SULFATE, TURMERIC AND CURCUMIN

To enhance the relief and assist our Richmond back pain patients, Johnson Chiropractic integrates supplements into the Richmond 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 come in handy in the short-term as well as long term. Johnson Chiropractic is ready to help you discover the right combination of treatment approaches 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 using Cox® Technic for a patient who had sciatic leg pain.

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

Johnson 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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