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Drug Combinations for Nashua Back Pain and Sciatica Not Effective

April 28, 2020

Wouldn’t it be nice to take a pill – or even better: a combination of pills! - and have your Nashua back pain or neck pain vanish right now? You aren’t alone! Moriarty Chiropractic can understand. Pain disrupts our lives. Back pain keeps many Nashua 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, come to Moriarty Chiropractic for relief and chiropractic advice about pain management without drugs when or if drugs are not doing what you need or are not in your treatment plan.


Incorporating drugs in the treatment plan may be successful for some back pain sufferers and not others. Pills may deliver relief for some hours, days, weeks, months or not at all. A recent Cochrane Review, one of the most highly respected medical review systems in the world, stated 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 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 experienced a let-down from prescribed medications for your back pain? It is ok. Moriarty Chiropractic cares for back pain sufferers like you.


Moriarty Chiropractic’s use of the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management which incorporates a specialized type of spinal manipulation has assisted countless Nashua 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 been shown in federally funded spinal research studies to drop intradiscal pressures, widen the intervertebral canal area, and increase disc height. (3,4) Clinical studies about Cox® Technic have 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. What about you?        


To boost the relief and help our Nashua back pain patients, Moriarty Chiropractic integrates supplements into the Nashua 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. Moriarty Chiropractic is prepared to help you discover the right combination of treatment approaches to decrease 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 following the guidelines of the Cox® Technic System for a patient who had sciatic leg pain.

Schedule your Nashua chiropractic appointment at Moriarty Chiropractic soon. Together, we will find the right combination to most fully attain your Nashua back pain relief. It’s not a pill combination, but it is gentle and effective chiropractic care.

Moriarty Chiropractic offers research supported chiropractic care including spinal manipulation which may be found useful when non-research supported drug combinations don’t work.