Two of the most common areas that chiropractors treat are the neck and low back. Injuries to these areas are some of the most common seen in healthcare in general. A recent study looked at effective ways to treat the injuries to these areas. More specifically, the study compared spinal manipulation versus medication for those suffering from a recent bout of neck pain. Most often people with neck pain will at first utilize medication to control the pain they are in. However, there is little research to prove what treatment method is best for the patient. Mechanical neck pain is a common condition that affects an estimated 70% of persons at some point in their lives. Participants in the study had neck pain and received either medication or spinal manipulation for their treatment. At the end of the study, it was concluded that for participants with acute and sub-acute neck pain, spinal manipulation was more effective than medication in both the short and long term. It is important to remember that options are always available when it comes to dealing with pain. Patient centered care is the top priority.
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