A study from the prestigious medical journal The Annals of Internal Medicine reports that chiropractic is more effective for neck pain than medication.In the study, 272 patients with acute or subacute neck pain were given one of three treatments: medication, exercise with the advice of a health practitioner, or chiropractic care. After 12 weeks of treatment, patients in the chiropractic and exercise groups experienced the most pain reduction. When compared to the medication group, both exercise and chiropractic had more than doubled the likelihood that participants experienced complete relief of their pain. For chiropractic patients, these benefits lasted for at least a year, demonstrating that chiropractic can provide long-term relief.The strong success of chiropractic and exercise is likely due to the fact that both treatments address the cause of neck pain, rather than just masking the symptoms. Whether your neck pain is a result of an injury or sitting at a desk for long hours, chiropractic care can restore your normal health free of pain, without the adverse effects of drugs.
Bronfort, Gert, Roni Evans, Alfred Anderson, Kenneth Svendsen, Yiscah Bracha, and Richard Grimm. Spinal Manipulation, Medication, or Home Exercise With Advice for Acute and Subacute Neck Pain: A Randomized Trial. Annals of Internal Medicine. 2012, January; 156 (1): 1-10.Written by: Michael Melton on June 8, 2015.
About Author: Michael Melton As the CEO of ChiroHosting.com, Michael Melton strives to spread awareness about chiropractic health and wellness. Since starting his career working with chiropractors in 1993, Michael has published several educational DVDs, presentations, and books on whiplash-associated disorders, such as The Complete Guide to Whiplash. His educational materials are routinely used by chiropractors, massage therapists, and attorneys across the country. As a contributor to ChiroNexus.net, Michael reports on a broad range of news topics related to chiropractic care from nutrition to fibromyalgia.