Best Treatment for Neck Pain

A study from the distinguished medical journal The Annals of Internal Medicine reports that chiropractic is more effective for neck pain than medication.

In the study, 272 patients with intense or subacute neck pain

were given one of 3 treatments: medication, workout with the guidance of a health specialist, or chiropractic care. After 12 weeks of treatment, patients in the chiropractic and workout groups experienced the most decrease in the amount of pain they had been experiencing. When as compared to the medication group, both workout and chiropractic had more than doubled the possibility that
participants went on to experience total resolution for their pain. For chiropractic clients, these advantages lasted for a minimum of a year, showing that chiropractic care provided long-lasting relief.

The success of chiropractic with neck pain

and working out is likely due to the fact that both treatments attend to the cause of neck pain, instead of simply masking the signs. Whether your neck discomfort is an outcome of an injury or sitting at a desk for long hours, chiropractic care can restore your normal health free of pain, without the adverse impacts of drugs.

As a Chiropractic physician I have seen 100's of neck pain cases ranging from whiplash injuries to those cause by patients reading or watching TV with their necks bent improperly in bed or on the couch.  The difference in exercising the neck which helps to allow the neck to adapt to stress of an injury.  The Chiropractor considers the structural causes of the neck pain so it can be treated and corrected to prevent the pain and damage of the misalignment to return.

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.

If your are suffering with neck pain please give us a call at Vibrant Health Source at 828-299-4555

Yours in Health!

Dr. Mathew Stockstad

Asheville NC Chiropractor since 1991

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Phone: (828) 299-4555
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