Studies Show Chiropractic Care More Effective Than Drugs for Neck Pain
It’s a lot of work for your neck to support your head. And then add a lot of time spent sitting and natural wear and tear, and you’ve got neck pain. One of the largest culprits is poor posture.
Health for Life Chiropractic offers individually-tailored chiropractic care for neck pain in the Douglasville area. Our goal is to help your body get rid of pain without drugs or surgery. One way is to establish good posture with the help of chiropractic care.
Neck Pain and Chiropractic Care
At Health for Life Chiropractic, we’ll perform an exam and ask you questions to determine the best course of action for your neck pain. We need to know when the pain started, what you’ve done to alleviate it, and what makes it better or worse. We’ll also evaluate your present posture, check for muscle spasms, and perform a neurological exam to screen for potentially underlying conditions.
Most often, patients benefit from getting a neck adjustment. It helps improve spine mobility and muscular range of motion. This can provide pain relief and get rid of stiffness. And to make sure your neck pain doesn’t come back, we’ll guide you through follow up actions to protect your neck.
We can also give you regular adjustments to help correct your posture and help it stay correct.
What the Research Says
A 2007 review of scientific literature found evidence that patients with chronic neck pain enrolled in clinical trials reported significant improvement following chiropractic spinal manipulation. No trial group was reported as having remained unchanged, and all groups showed positive changes up to 12 weeks post-treatment.
A 2012 study tested the effectiveness of different approaches for treating mechanical neck pain. After 12 weeks, about 57% of those who met with chiropractors and 48% who exercised reported at least a 75% reduction in pain, compared to 33% of the people in the medication group.
After one year, approximately 53% of the drug-free groups continued to report at least a 75% reduction in pain, compared to just 38 percent pain reduction among those who took medication.
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