Are you wondering if Chiropractic Treatment for Neck Pain can help you? Neck pain is second only to low back pain as the most common thing people seek chiropractic treatment for. It kind of begs the question, does the treatment help? The short answer is YES! But we need to dive into that a bit more.
Old school chiro basically meant getting your neck and back cracked (manipulated or adjusted). Lots of research showed that this was pretty effective in relieving your neck pain, however, the problem became that the relief was only temporary, which created the situation of having to keep going back for treatment to feel good. Not ideal…
More recent research showed that adding exercise to the traditional chiro treatments helped that much more. Better pain relief and longer-lasting results. Oh ya, and don’t forget, it gave people the tools to help themselves, which reduced dependency on always having to go back for treatment.
So building on a good thing, modern chiro treatment combines that manual therapy (mobilization, manipulation) with exercise. The research now embraces this approach and tells us it is the way to go.
It makes sense right? Step one is to relieve the pain and get the area moving properly again. Step two is to show you things you can do to keep it that way. This is where chiropractic treatment shines!