Our approach is supported by medical research
A new 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, 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.
Exercise is one of our foundational treatments for several reasons:
- There is a broad and positive impact on joints, muscles, ligaments, reduce scare tissue increases circulation and reduces pain.
- Patients that participate in their recovery process through active exercise generally have a better long-term outcome.
- Exercise also provides home strategies to help reduce scar tissue, maintain range of motion and flexibility – all these things reduce pain and promote wellness.
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.