So you might be thinking why don’t I just do the exercises if it gets the same results? Great if you will religiously stick to the exercises? But we know that people don’t take care of themselves. Most people want the easy option. We are too busy, lazy, preoccupied with modern living (delete as appropriate) to find the time to properly care for our musculoskeletal health. And imagine how effective the outcomes may be if exercises are combined with spinal manipulation?! Add in some massage of tight muscles and the combination of these types of treatment is typically how I would treat neck pain as a chiropractor. So yes, exercises can help and indeed form an important part of any chiropractic treatment program at Revive Chiropractic.
The study also tells us what we already knowâ€¦that taking medication is not often the answer for neck pain. When it comes to joints and bones you have to physically change the mechanics and restore normal joint movement to reduce pain. I actually don’t care much whether you do that by physiotherapy, osteopathy, rehabilitation exercises or chiropractic treatment. As long as your therapist listens and understands your pain and prescribes the appropriate care for your complaint.