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Benko Chiropractic, PC

Chiropractic Care Superior To Medication for Back Problems

More than 3/4 of adults in the United States suffer with back pain at some point in their life time, and we see many patients in our Schererville, IN clinic with this common condition. Unfortunately, many folks don't know that chiropractic care is considered one of the very best and safest ways to treat back conditions.

A 2004 study from Georgia examined 192 patients with low back pain lasting from two to six weeks. The individuals were split into 3 groups: those who received a placebo and sham chiropractic adjustments, those who were given a muscle relaxant and sham chiropractic adjustments, and those who received 7 real chiropractic adjustments over the duration of the study.

At the completion of the 4-week study, the doctors found that the patients who received the real chiropractic adjustments experienced significantly more pain reduction and reduced severity of symptoms when compared to the other groups of people.

Additionally, muscle relaxants have problematic side effects that include sleepiness, dry mouth, and some of them can even result in addiction.


Even though a muscle relaxant prescription might momentarily reduce discomfort, it isn't a permanent treatment for back problems. In our office in Schererville, IN, Dr. Benko works to get to the organic reasons behind your pain and uses safe chiropractic adjustments to eliminate the problem in your spine to get you pain-free.

Call our clinic today at (219) 322-9999 for an appointment with Dr. Benko.

Hoiriis KT, Pfleger B, McDuffie FC, et al. A randomized clinical trial comparing chiropractic adjustments to muscle relaxants for subacute low back pain. Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics 2004;27:388-398.