There are many forms of neck pain treatment. Recently we discussed how chiropractic adjustments to the cervical and thoracic spine provided natural relief for neck pain in 94% of patients. Now we will look at how chiropractic compares to other conservative forms of neck pain treatment.
In 2003, the British Medical Journal compared the cost effectiveness and efficiency of physiotherapy, manual therapy commonly used by chiropractors and treatments used by general practitioners in neck pain treatment. 183 patients were randomly assigned to the 3 treatment groups of physiotherapist, manual therapy and general practitioner. Those patients who received manual therapy with spinal adjustments showed the fastest improvement. There was also a significant lower cost in treatment with the manual therapy group. Patients treated with manual therapy had costs that were 1/3 those of both the physiotherapy and general practitioner groups.
There are many benefits that this study shows. First, manual therapy is more effective in neck pain treatment. Second, it is more cost effective which brings up a couple other facts. The costs are most likely less because patients got better more quickly so they had fewer treatments. Also, prescription drugs are much more expensive.
The study concluded that manual therapy, specifically spinal mobilization or chiropractic, is more effective and less costly for treating neck pain than physiotherapy or care by a general practitioner.
Freehold chiropractor, Dr. Russell Brokstein, has been providing neck pain treatment for over 15 years. Dr. Russell uses gentle chiropractic techniques to help patients. One patient shares his experience on how he finally got his neck pain corrected:
If you or somebody you know is suffering, share this information with them. Neck pain treatment is best obtained through natural chiropractic care. You can once again be pain free and enjoy your normal daily activities like the patient above in the video. For more information about Hometown Family Wellness Center and Dr. Russell, click here.