Spinal Manipulation mixed with home exercise has been proven to be more effective than general medications such as anti-inflammatory and/or acetaminophen for the treatment of acute to subacute neck pain. According to a study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine, participants showed significant short-term and long-term improvements of at least a 50% pain reduction in the spinal manipulation group compared to those receiving medication. To further support this, participants in the spinal manipulation group reported overall higher patient satisfaction, greater global improvement, and overall improved neck function compared to the medication group.
The findings from this study just go to show that spinal manipulations (such as chiropractic care), home exercise, and holistic approaches are definitely becoming more of a viable treatment option to managing neck pain and preventing further injury. In today’s day and age, we have almost TOO many options as consumers, in fact having too many choices can even wear away at our well-being. It’s comforting to know when the options your choosing NOW will prove to be the most effective and helpful for you and your loved ones long-term. This will allow you to focus on other aspects of your health and well-being which will save you time and money…who doesn’t want more of that these days??To read the entire article on the study, please click here. Visit us for more information at Hammes Family Chiropractic.