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Drug Combinations for Vancouver Back Pain and Sciatica Not Effective

Wouldn’t it be nice to take a pill – or even better: a combination of pills! - and have your Vancouver back pain or neck pain disappear right now? You aren’t alone! Vancouver Disc Centers can relate. Pain disrupts our flow. Back pain prevents many Vancouver 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 affects you or someone close to you, visit Vancouver Disc Centers for relief and chiropractic tips about how to manage it 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 regarded medical review systems in the world, reported 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 combining drugs for low back pain and sciatica. Additionally, the risk of adverse effects is less with single drug therapy over a combination. (1) Have you experienced a let-down from prescribed medications for your back pain? It is fine. Vancouver Disc Centers cares for back pain sufferers like you.

RECOMMENDED: SPINAL MANIPULATION

Vancouver Disc Centers’s use of the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management which incorporates a specialized type of spinal manipulation has assisted countless Vancouver back pain sufferers find 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 been shown 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 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 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 Vancouver back pain patients, Vancouver Disc Centers 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 Disc Centers is prepared to help you find the right combination of treatment approaches to ease 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 Disc Centers soon. Together, we’ll find the right combination to most fully attain your Vancouver back pain relief. It is not a pill combination, but it’s gentle and effective chiropractic care.

Vancouver Disc Centers 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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