Compared to prescription medication, chiropractic care is two times more likely to result in complete relief of neck pain. In a recent study published in the prestigious Annals of Internal Medicine, chiropractic methods like ours were shown to be superior to drugs for neck pain treatment.
It has been estimated that 70% of people will suffer neck pain at least once at some point in their lives. This research supports the decision to see a chiropractor like Dr. Green or Dr. Giroux to address your neck pain safely and effectively.
The study included 272 patients with acute or subacute neck pain. Each participant was randomly grouped to receive one of three treatments under the direction of a medical professional: chiropractic care, medication, or exercise. Each group was treated for 12 weeks; participants rated their pain following treatment, and again periodically over the following year. Patients in both the chiropractic and exercise groups experienced the most significant reduction in pain. In fact, chiropractic and exercise more than doubled the likelihood of complete pain relief.
These more natural treatment options were found to be most effective in both the short and long term. A year later, the chiropractic patients continued to benefit from neck pain relief. Researchers involved in the study wrote that the success of chiropractic is likely due to its ability to address and heal the underlying causes of neck pain, rather than just dulling the pain and treating the symptoms.
If you have neck pain, early treatment improves your chances of a positive outcome. So don't hesitate to visit your local chiropractors at Chiropractic Care & Rehab Center in Estero, FL. We are experts at evaluating neck pain, locating the cause, and employing a gentle chiropractic treatment plan that works. Click here for more information about our neck pain treatment in Estero, Fort Myers, Naples, Bonita Springs, and San Carlos Park, FL. Then call our office to schedule an initial consultation.
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; 156 (1): 1-10.