January 20, 2015

Back pain often involves inflammation and pain. Chiropractic care at Young Chiropractic helps reduce inflammation and pain due to back pain. And your Easley chiropractor knows that the pain relief may come too slowly for our suffering Easley back pain patients. So Young Chiropractic keeps up on natural pain relievers that may be relieving in the interim.

Natural herb pain relievers most recognized are curcumin, turmeric, white willow bark, boswellia serrata, and devil’s claw. Alone or in combination, these herbs may be a Easley back pain sufferers best friend. So how do they work? What are they?

Well, curcumin is a natural product and member of the ginger root family. It’s an herb, known for its spiciness yet its ironic calming effect on stomach upset. It functions as an anti-inflammatory agent. Young Chiropractic’s daily rival in chiropractic practice! Research suggests that curcumin may reduce swelling and help ease symptoms of osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. (1) More recently, research shows that it promotes spinal cord repair by inhibiting glial scar formation and inflammation. Researchers even suggest the therapeutic potential of curcumin for spinal cord injury. (2) That’s powerful.

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Now, if these references and bits of information aren’t enough about curcumin, just one of many herbal natural pain relievers, check out what the Cochrane Database System Review (the highly respected research organization that collects and reviews the top studies in medicine for clinical outcomes) states about using another two natural pain relievers for back pain:  the natural herbal pain relievers white willow bark and devil’s claw are effective for treating low back pain. Cochrane goes even further to share that daily doses of white willow bark are “probably better than placebo for short term improvements in pain” and reduce the need for rescue medication! Plus, no adverse side-effects were noted in any of the reviewed studies of the herbal natural pain relievers! (3) That’s always a Easley chiropractic care goal: no adverse side-effects!


Another no-adverse-side-effect herbal pain reliever was studied by Cochrane: boswellia serrata. Reported benefits include improved function as well as reduced pain symptoms compared to placebo. (4) More good news!

So Young Chiropractic invites Easley back pain sufferers, even arthritis sufferers, to this chiropractic center for effective natural and non-surgical pain relief with chiropractic care and nutritional supplementation. Contact Young Chiropractic today.