According to a recent medical study – the best medicine for neck pain is NO MEDICINE AT ALL. This medical study looked at non-complicated, mechanical neck pain. An example of mechanical neck pain is the type of neck pain that is related to strenuous physical activity. There are literally dozens of daily activities that can have a negative impact on your body leading to neck problems over time.
This study compared chiropractic care, medication and home exercise for acute and sub-acute neck pain. Chiropractic and exercise both fared well above medication – with chiropractic at the top.
Neck pain commonly occurs when one or more vertebrae in the cervical spine (the neck spine) loses its healthy alignment. Misalignments of the cervical vertebrae may affect nearby nerves resulting in pain, stiffness or loss of function.
It has been my experience that gentle, chiropractic adjustments to the cervical spine, provides the best, long-term solution for most neck pain conditions.
Unlike exercises or physical therapy, chiropractic actually corrects the root cause of the problem – the misaligned vertebrae pinching and irritating the nearby nerves.
Once the misaligned vertebrae have been adjusted and proper alignment and function has been restored, specific exercises can be done which will help you hold your chiropractic adjustments and strengthen your neck.
Many of our patients have referred their friends, family and acquaintances in for chiropractic care – and we greatly appreciate that. We will always do our best to provide the best healthcare available when you recommend others to us – Thank you!