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Chiropractic Treatment for Back and Neck Pain

Posted on: December 12th, 2012 by admin 1 Comment
Neck Pain Treated by Chiropractic Brandon

Chiropractic Treatment for Back and Neck Pain

Neck and back pain are some conditions that affect millions of people each year. People seek out a variety of treatment options to deal with these conditions including medical doctors who prescribe medication or surgery and chiropractors who prescribed spinal adjustment. Though some people advise against the use of chiropractic care for neck pain, it’s still a viable treatment option especially if your condition is chronic. So many people suffer from back and neck pain that they are desperate for a solution and it would seem traditional medicine isn’t providing it, especially if you like to avoid pharmaceuticals.

A recent study reviewed The Cochrane Library showed that spinal manipulation was no more effective at reducing pain then other methods. These results may have been misguided and may have contained numerous oversights. In fact, these studies didn’t take into account the fact that there are many different kinds of spinal manipulation. Some are mild and consist of just the stretching of muscles while others are more aggressive and involve the actual manipulation of ligaments and tendons. It would be useful for a study to be done on chiropractic care and back and neck pain that took these factors into account.

Purveyors of studies like this are mostly concerned about the possible damage that could be done to the neck with spinal manipulation. Torn neck arteries and even strokes have been reported when spinal manipulation goes awry. Still, just because the procedure goes wrong for some people doesn’t mean it will go wrong for everyone. However, many osteopaths are now advocating the use of chiropractic care for back pain only and not neck pain as the risk of injury is too high. Instead, more conservative techniques should be employed for treating neck pain to keep everyone involved safe. Again, this is coming from osteopaths and chiropractors.

Chiropractics have a place in the treatment of a variety of conditions and can make the lives of people infinitely better. There are just some instances where one shouldn’t take the risk of experiencing permanent injury or disability due to this form of treatment. On this, doctors, osteopaths, and chiropractors can all agree. Suffering from neck pain can be debilitating enough. You don’t need to actually suffer a debilitating injury while seeking treatment. Instead, be smart about how you go about seeking treatment and opt for something that will provide the results you want without putting your well being at risk.

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  1. People do not realize how much they move their neck during the day until they are unable to do so. The degree of flexibility of the neck, coupled with the fact that it has the least amount of muscular stabilization and it has to support and move your 14 – 16 pound head, means that the neck is very susceptible to injury.

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