Why Chiropractic Is First Choice for Neck Pain Treatment

picture of back of neckAs conservative, drug free treatment becomes the majority choice for Americans, research about the success of chiropractic treatment shows why that has happened.

The American Chiropractic Association cited a study funded by NIH’s National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine, to test the effectiveness of different approaches for treating neck pain that shows how successful chiropractic treatment is.

How Chiropractic Led the Way

In this study, which was published in the Annals of Internal Medicine, 2012, 272 participants were divided into three groups that received either a spinal manipulative adjustment from a chiropractor, pain medication (over-the-counter pain relievers, narcotics and muscle relaxants) or exercise recommendations.

After 12 weeks, about 57 percent of those who were treated by chiropractors and 48 percent who exercised, reported at least a 75 percent reduction in pain, compared to 33 percent of the people in the medication group.

After one year, approximately 53 percent of the drug-free groups continued to report at least a 75 percent reduction in pain, compared to just 38 percent pain reduction among those who took medication.

If you are seeking relief from neck pain, back pain, or other pain issues, see your local chiropractor for drug free solutions.

Visiting the Chiropractor

Chiropractors believe wellness and routine chiropractic care should be as basic for us as healthy diets and daily exercise. They seek to find pain relief and restore normal activity without medication or surgery.

They offer the purest form of chiropractic care, providing full spinal adjustments using the diversified technique to check for subluxations, which are misalignments of the spine.

Subluxations are misalignments of one or more vertebrae in the spine and/or joints. When the misalignment is corrected it may have far reaching effects on back, neck and sciatica pain. It may also help with allergies, TMJ, arthritis, headaches and migraines.

I have known many friends and relatives who began seeing their chiropractor in their thirties for minor pain issues and wellness advice. Thirty years later those people are still seeing their chiropractors as they move into busy retirements. They depend on their chiropractors to keep them pain free and active as they travel, see their grandchildren and pursue their hobbies.

If this direct focus on chiropractic wellness sounds as great to you as it does to majority of the people in the U.S., make an appointment and find out more.

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