Why Seal Beach Chiropractor Sticks Its Neck Out For You

Exactly how effective could chiropractic care be for chronic neck pain?

A recent 2012 study looked to answer that question by looking at how supervised exercise, both with and without spinal manipulation, as well as low-dose home exercise, could offer aid for chronic neck pain.

Neck pain itself is a worldwide health complaint that has truly far-reaching effects. Systematic reviews have realized that spinal manipulation therapy (SMT) could provide relief for occurrences of neck pain, particularly when paired with exercise therapy.

For this specific study, two hundred and seventy patients afflicted with chronic neck pain were evaluated before being randomly assigned to either a high-dose supervised strengthening exercise group that included SMT intervention, a high-intensity supervised strengthening exercise therapy sans SMT, or a low-intensity home exercise and health advice (HEA) group. Patient pain was self-reported at the study’s initiation, as well as at four, 12, 26, and 52 weeks. Disability and overall health status, as well as perceived effect, medication use, and personal satisfaction were all included factors during the research.

By the 12-week mark, a substantial difference was seen in self-reported patient pain levels for ET+SMT intervention compared with ET alone and HEA. While these differences had shrunk by week 52,  further calculations led to a linear mixed model analyses that incorporated all time points before ultimately showing that there was, in fact, a noteworthy advantage for the group of ET+SMT. These results were also seen on the global perceived effect and satisfaction scales.

In conclusion, supervised strengthening exercises with spinal manipulation led to improved results for patients suffering from chronic neck pain and similar pain symptoms. Continuing these practices should be considered viable for future cases of neck pain, though further research on the subject is also justifiable.

Fortunately for those suffering from perpetual neck pain, The Joint ...the chiropractic place offers no appointments or hidden fees-- but it can offer full relief! As your local chiropractor, The Joint is conveniently located and offers affordable chiropractic services during most days. Come see for yourself why The Joint is making it easier than ever to put your chiropractic health first!

Always remember to consult your physician or chiropractor before taking any health advice.

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