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Chiropractic from Head to Toe: NECK PAIN

Posted By On 10 May 2012

NECK PAIN

HOT OFF THE PRESS – Recent news results in the same conclusions as the old news: Chiropractic is the most effective tool for neck pain!

According to a recent study,published in the Annals of Internal Medicine in 2012, Chiropractic is still head and shoulders above medical options when it comes to the treatment of neck pain.  In this study, researchers randomly allocated 272 patients with acute or sub-acute neck pain to one of three groups: Chiropractic care, medical care (prescriptions) or home exercises with advice.  Treatments were administered as needed, for up to a maximum of 12 weeks.

Chiropractic results were obtained in an average of only 6 patients visits over the 12 week period. Treatments included Chiropractic adjustments. Medical treatments included prescriptions for symptoms, which usually comprised of Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatories, and/or Acetominophen. Muscle-relaxants or narcotics were also occasionally prescribed when the first options were ineffective.

Chiropractic adjustments can often immediately reduce the painful pressure and irritation of joints, nerves and surrounding soft tissue caused by vertebral subluxations.  To prolong the benefits of Chiropractic care, stretching and exercising is a logical choice – as it can help to maintain a better state of relaxation in the nervous system, plus augment the strength and flexibility of the spine, which can aid in preventing painful misalignments and imbalances of the neck.

Regular Chiropractic care, plus an ongoing regimen of stretches and exercises (at a reasonable frequency and duration), is your best bet for a healthy, pain-free neck!

Learn more about postures that can keep your neck moving and feeling its best!

Learn more about how sleeping can create that pain in your neck!

About Erin Mills Optimum Health

Erin Mills Optimum Health is a true wellness centre with team of Naturopathic chiropractors & specialists working together to provide the optimum health experience. Our clinic, which has been continually enhancing and expanding since 1977, has 4 Doctors of Chiropractic, 2 Naturopathic Doctors, a Chiropodist/Foot Doctor, 3 Registered Massage Therapists and a Reflexologist.

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This information and linked articles should be taken for informational purposes only and should not be relied upon for health care advice. Enjoy these testimonials. However, a result for one patient may not be typical of all patients. Our aim is to help you have an excellent experience at our Mississauga office and to help you reach your health goals.

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