For Neck Pain, Chiropractic Spinal Manipulation (Adjustments) superior than Medication

Spinal Manipulation, Medication, or Home Exercise With Advice for Acute and Subacute Neck PainA Randomized TrialGert Bronfort, DC, PhD; Roni Evans, DC, MS; Alfred V. Anderson, DC, MD; Kenneth H. Svendsen, MS; Yiscah Bracha, MS; and Richard H. Grimm, MD, MPH, PhD.

For Neck Pain, Chiropractic Spinal Manipulation (Adjustments) yielded superior results than Medication for BOTH short and long term Neck Complaints. 

A study in the Annals of Internal Medicine found that Chiropractic Spinal Manipulation yielded superior relief in BOTH the short and long term, for neck complaints.


This exciting study was featured in The New York Times.

A large group of adults, 272 in all, were recruited and were diagnosed with acute or sub-acute, neck pain emanating from the spine and/or associated soft tissue structures. The objective of the study was to compare Spinal Manipulation Therapy, Medication and Home Exercise with Advice for acute and sub-acute neck pain in both the short and long term. This intervention lasted for 12 weeks.

The results suggested that Spinal Manipulation had statistically significant results over Medication at 8, 12, 26 and 52 weeks with pain being the main outcome studied.

Author
Dr. Rommel Hindocha, D.C. QME Dr. Rommel Hindocha, QME, is a licensed chiropractor and provides spine health and sports rehabilitation treatments to patients in the greater Burlingame, California, area. Dedicated to helping patients live pain-free lives, Dr. Hindocha continues to research and employ the latest proven treatment options for chronic and acute pain and is certified by the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners.

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