Drug Combinations for Vancouver Back Pain and Sciatica Not Effective

Wouldn’t it be nice to take a pill – or maybe better: a combination of pills! - and have your Vancouver back pain or neck pain vanish right now? You are not alone! Vancouver Spine Care Centre can relate. Pain disrupts our lives. Back pain keeps many Vancouver 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 someone close to you, visit Vancouver Spine Care Centre for relief and chiropractic tips about how to manage it without drugs when or if drugs are not working or are not in your treatment plan.

NOT WELL SUPPORTED: DRUG COMBINATIONS

Having drugs in the treatment plan may work 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 regarded 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 lack of studies and overall low quality of evidence, that supports combining drugs for low back pain and sciatica. Additionally, the risk of adverse effects is lower with single drug therapy over a combination. (1) Have you had a let-down from prescribed medications for your back pain? It’s ok. Vancouver Spine Care Centre works with back pain sufferers like you.

RECOMMENDED: SPINAL MANIPULATION

Vancouver Spine Care Centre’s use of the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management which integrates a specialized type of spinal manipulation has helped countless Vancouver back pain sufferers get back pain relief. Spinal manipulation is advocated 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 drop intradiscal pressures, widen the intervertebral canal area, and increase disc height. (3,4) In clinical studies, Cox® Technic has revealed 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 happens. (5) For many back pain sufferers, 50% relief would be most welcome. What about you?        

RESEARCH SUPPORTED: CHONDROITIN SULFATE, TURMERIC AND CURCUMIN

To heighten the relief and assist our Vancouver back pain patients, Vancouver Spine Care Centre incorporated supplements into the Vancouver 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. Vancouver Spine Care Centre is prepared 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 Vancouver chiropractic appointment at Vancouver Spine Care Centre soon. Together, we’ll find the right combination to maximize your Vancouver back pain relief. It’s not a pill combination, but it is gentle and effective chiropractic care.

Vancouver Spine Care Centre 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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