Patients may develop neck pain for many different reasons. For example, some patients experience neck pain because of herniated disks or other anomalies in the neck. Other patients develop pain in the neck because of worn joints or injuries. In rare cases, neck pain is a symptom of a more serious condition.
Recent research has shown that chiropractic care is more effective in the treatment of neck pain than many of the other options recommended by doctors. Specifically, chiropractic care outperforms physiotherapy, massage therapy, acupuncture, and medication in the treatment of patients with neck pain.
Chiropractic care loosens the stiff muscles in the neck that may contribute to acute or chronic pain. This type of therapy also addresses any problems with alignment or joint dysfunction that could be exacerbating problems in the neck. In addition, regular chiropractic treatment improves the integrity of the joints so that future neck injuries are less likely to occur.
When a patient is experiencing neck pain, the staff at Better Chiropractic begin by examining the area to determine the source of the pain. In some cases, serious injuries or conditions must be ruled out before chiropractic care can begin. Once the cause of the pain is diagnosed, a treatment plan designed to deal with the patient's issues can be developed. This plan will often include multiple modalities that will work together to provide the patient with the best possible results.
In some cases, patients experience a relief from all of their symptoms after undergoing chiropractic care. However, many patients will require ongoing therapy to manage their pain, especially in cases where the pain is related to a chronic condition. With consistent care, most patients will see an improvement in their neck pain over time.
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