If you are suffering from neck pain then you may want to consider spinal adjustments and therapeutic exercises first According to the latest research conclusion, Chiropractic Adjustments and Therapeutic Exercises are more effective for pain relief than taking pain Pills.
Chiropractic Adjustments and Therapeutic Exercises address the cause of neck pain as compared to making the pain symptoms with pain medication. By fixing the problem, normal function can be restored. Over time, due to mechanical stress and injury the spinal bones can become misaligned and begin to put pressure on the spinal nerves and cause the surrounding muscles to lock up.
If these spinal problems go undetected for long periods of time, permanent degeneration of the spine can result. The best course of treatment is to fix the problem and not just cover it up with pain pills.
Most Pain Medications have a long list of potential side effects, many of which are significant. The dangerous side effects can impair your health even further.
Here is the Article by Brian Forer for ABC NEWS
Neck Pain: Chiropractors, Exercise Better Than Medication, Study Says
When it comes to neck pain the best medicine is no medicine at all according to a new study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine.
The study, funded by the National Institutes of Health, tracked 272 patients with recent-onset neck pain who were treated using three different methods:
After 12 weeks the patients who used a chiropractor or exercised were more than twice as likely to be pain free compared to those who relied on medicine.
The patients treated by a chiropractor experienced the highest rate of success with 32 percent saying they were pain free, compared to 30 percent of those who exercised. Only 13 percent of patients treated with medication said they no longer experienced pain.
“Doesn’t surprise me a bit,” Dr. Lee Green, professor of family medicine at the University of Michigan told ABC News. “Neck pain is a mechanical problem, and it makes sense that mechanical treatment works better than a chemical one.”
Dr. John Messmer who specializes in family medicine at Penn State College of Medicine agrees.
“I always prescribe exercises and/or physical therapy for neck pain,” he wrote. “I also tell patients that the exercises are the treatment and the drugs are for the symptoms.”
The exercises prescribed to patients in the study were simple and designed to be performed at home with the help of instructional photos.
Synergy Institute has been offering the best in Chiropractic Care and Physical Therapy for over ten years and have found that combining both of these effective techniques for neck pain relief work very well. It is our mission to help people heal and recover as fast as possible from conditions such as back pain and neck pain without using harmful medications or risky surgery.
Chronic neck problems can result in severe neck pain, headaches, radiculopathy into the arms and hands, disc bulges, disc herniations, and disc degeneration. Periodic spinal check ups can help detect mechanical problems in the neck and upper back. Correcting Spinal Problems when they are small can prevent permanent spinal degeneration and injury.
Call Synergy Institute today for a free spinal evaluation if you or someone you know are suffering from neck pain. We can help you get neck pain relief with spinal adjustments and therapeutic neck exercise.
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